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09th October 2013

Walton Street architects shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize

The architects of Exeter College’s Walton Street redevelopment, Alison Brooks Architects, recently were shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize – one of the most prestigious prizes in European architecture.

The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to “the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.” The architects must be RIBA members, but the building can be anywhere in the¬†European Union.

Alison Brooks Architects were shortlisted for their Newhall Be housing complex in Essex. The houses incorporate simple yet effective detailing such as gentle angling of flank walls and balconies to avoid properties being overlooked. The Royal Institute of British Architects said “the overall scheme raises the bar for suburban housing developments that, if emulated, could and should have a significant impact on development across the country.”

You can read more about the Newhall Be housing development here.

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