King’s College Cambridge residences shortlisted for RIBA East Awards

12 February 2024

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Stephen Taylor Court is a residential community for graduates and fellows of King’s College Cambridge and their families and has been named as one of the 17 projects shortlisted for this years RIBA East regional awards.

As part of the King's College Cambridge estate, the homes needed to be enduring, complementing the Conservation Area setting, and long life. We designed to Passivhaus standards for operational excellence, with lean design principles that would reach net zero for embodied carbon. The resulting homes in four buildings arranged around an open courtyard and facing onto Barton Road, are welcoming, comfortable and fit within the Cambridge Conservation area setting.

RIBA East jury chair Gavin Henderson, principal director at Stanton Williams, said the diverse range of projects on this year's shortlist ‘reflects the breadth of architectural talent and the ambition of clients working across the region. It is particularly encouraging to see schemes that embrace high levels of sustainability while also focusing on enhancing the experience and wellbeing of their occupants. These are projects that respond with ingenuity to contemporary challenges and their unique contexts, creating characterful places of lasting value.’

The regional RIBA Awards winners will be announced in the spring following visits by a regional jury of architects and laypeople.