Stephen Lawrence architecture prize shortlist announced Stephen Lawrence architecture prize shortlist announced

Stephen Lawrence architecture prize shortlist announced

Stephen Lawrence architecture prize shortlist announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Stephen Lawrence Prize has now revealed its 2016 shortlist.

The prize is funded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, and was set up in 1998 in memory of the eponymous teenager, who was setting out on the road to becoming an architect when he was murdered in 1993.

The prize is worth £5000, and is awarded to the best project built for less than £1 million. There are six projects on this year’s shortlist, including a mobile artists studio, two house extensions, a primary school, a prototype housing scheme, and a tin-clad home.

These are; Exhibition Mews in Hampshire, by Ash Sakula Architects; House of Trace, in London, by Tsuruta Architects; Mellor Primary School, in Stockport, by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects; Modern Side Extension in London, but Coffey Architects; The Observatory in Hampshire, but Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; and Tin House, in London, by Henning Stummel Architects.

The prize is being judged by the founder, Marco Goldschmeid, Stephen Lawrence’s mother Doreen Lawrence, and last year’s winner, Niall McLaughlin.

The winner of the 2016 prize will be awarded at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on the 6th October at the RIBA in central London.

Previous winners have included Duggan Morris, Alison Brooks Architects, Cottrell & Vermeulen and Softroom.

The trust also offers a range of bursaries to young people wanting to study architecture.

“We came up with the idea when Stephen died, but it’s taken time to get the trust up and running,” Stephen’s father says. “Religion, race, it doesn’t matter. We’ve made it clear we don’t see colour as a problem.” The Lawrences will follow the bursary student through to the very end. “It’s going to be like my adopted son or daughter… they will have achieved what my son couldn’t.”

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