Located in Winchester, United Kingdom, RIBA Awards was designed by Design Engine. Among the shortlisted buildings for this year’s RIBA regional awards is Winchester University’s new facility designed by Design Engine Architects. The British awards are given to projects that have high architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the environment.
The four-storey angular building situated at the front of the University’s King Alfred Campus provides amenities to the 5,600 students attending the campus with a Student Union as its central facility. The Student Union forms the largest part of the facility and includes a 1,200 capacity venue space for concerts, club nights and events complete with bars and a cinema.
Design Engine Architects won at last year’s RIBA Awards for their design of the British Embassy in Yemen and also won a Low Energy Award in 2004.
The RIBA Awards shortlist will be available on Friday with the regional winners being announced on 29th May. Winners will go on to compete in the RIBA National Awards in June.