SCHOOL SCOOPS TOP AR­CHI­TEC­TURE AWARD

In­fants school also scoops spe­cial award for re­gional small project of the year

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by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man TWO Buck­ing­hamshire schools have won pres­ti­gious awards for ar­chi­tec­ture.

The Lit­tle Hall, at Prest­wood In­fants School in Prest­wood and Dave­nies School in Bea­cons­field, are two of 17 build­ings which have won RIBA South Re­gional Awards from the Royal In­sti­tute of Bri­tish Ar­chi­tects.

A prop­erty sim­ply known as House 19, in Buck­ing­hamshire, was also an­nounced as a win­ner.

The awards were pre­sented at a cer­e­mony held at As­cot Race­course on Thurs­day, April 28, in recog­ni­tion of their ar­chi­tec­tural ex­cel­lence.

The Lit­tle Hall at Prest­wood In­fants School also won a spe­cial award for Re­gional Small Project of the Year.

Che­sham and Amer­sham MP Ch­eryl Gil­lan said: “The Lit­tle Hall at Prest­wood School shows that even the smallest project can be in­spi­ra­tional when treated with imag­i­na­tion and flair.”

The 17 re­gional award win­ners were drawn from a short­list of 30 projects, from 64 en­tries.

RIBA re­gional di­rec­tor James Robin­son said: “We are very lucky to have such out­stand­ing build­ings win­ning RIBA Awards this year.

“The stan­dard and va­ri­ety of the en­tries in the South is great to see; from small pri­vate houses to the larger pub­lic and in­sti­tu­tional build­ings.

“The short­list also demon­strates the fan­tas­tic amount of de­sign tal­ent in and around the re­gion, with mar­vel­lous new build­ings in the city by lo­cal ar­chi­tects as well as by well-known Bri­tish and in­ter­na­tional prac­tices.

“The re­gion has many won­der­ful build­ings and this year’s RIBA Award win­ners show that they are still be­ing built.”

RIBA South Re­gional Award win­ners will also be con­sid­ered for the high­ly­cov­eted RIBA Na­tional Awards in recog­ni­tion of their ar­chi­tec­tural ex­cel­lence. These will be an­nounced on June 23.

The short­list for the RIBA Stir­ling Prize for the best build­ing of the year will be drawn from the RIBA Na­tional Award-win­ning build­ings later in the year.

Left, The Lit­tle Hall at Prest­wood In­fants School which won a re­gional RIBA award and also won a spe­cial award for Re­gional Small Project of the Year; be­low, the in­ter­est­ingly shaped House 19 and bot­tom, Dave­nies School in Bea­cons­field which was also hon­oured for its ex­cel­lence

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