This year's winners, announced on 27 June 2019, were selected from the RIBA Regional Award winners determined earlier this year. The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.
The judges commented:
‘Just as art needs to refresh to retain its potency and remain relevant, Stanton Williams have brought about similar changes for its client enabling it to remain as one of the world's preeminent opera houses,’ reads the Royal Opera House ‘Open Up’ jury citation. The transformation has been highly praised for ‘marrying of architecture and client ambition’ and for ‘giving artists and guest companies new opportunities to inspire its audiences.’
The Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School has been celebrated for achieving ‘simplicity and quiet elegance’ and for creating a world of ‘calm, thoughtfulness and contemplation with simple ease.’
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