Jun 2018

FCBStudios win two RIBA National Awards 2018

FCBStudios have won two of the 49 RIBA National Awards announced today for University of Roehampton Library and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

The judges said: "The new library at the University of Roehampton is a successful civic building, constructed with studious effort, which offers its users a number of delightful places to read and study... As Kahn said, a library starts by ‘taking a book to Light’. The new university library successfully meets this aim creating many joyful places within a strict and meticulously constructed architecture, that succeeds in locating the individual within the building but also the individual within the wider campus.

On the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire judges said: “The architectural choreography of the Conservatoire’s complex brief and its range of different spaces has been handled with a deft touch - clear testimony to the close collaboration of architect and client team, producing a building that not only enhances the school’s educational reputation but is surely destined to become one of Birmingham’s most actively used and cherished public venues.”

The awards are regarded internationally as a mark of excellence, recognising the best architecture in the UK and around the world.

Click here to read the full judges’ citations:
University of Roehampton Library
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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FCBStudios win two RIBA National Awards 2018