Macreanor Lavington wins RIBA Stirling Prize

Accordia in Cambridge designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects, and Macreanor Lavington (based in London and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) has won the 13th RIBA Stirling Prize in association with The Architects’ Journal.

The presentation of the UK's premier architectural award took place at a glittering award ceremony this evening (Saturday 11 October) at the Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, and was televised live on Channel 4 at 9pm.

The judges commented: 'This is high density housing at its very best, demonstrating that volume house-builders can deliver high quality architecture – and that as a result they can improve their own bottom line. The whole scheme is about relationships: between architect and developer/contractor/client; between three very different firms of architects – Feilden Clegg Bradley, Maccreanor Lavington and Alison Brooks Architects; and between private and public external spaces, providing a new model for outside-inside life with interior rooftop spaces, internal courtyards and large semi-public community gardens.'