New Home For Tower Of London Ravens Wins Architecture Award

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 30 months ago
New Home For Tower Of London Ravens Wins Architecture Award

A new enclosure for the ravens at the Tower of London is among winners at the RIBA London 2016 Awards. Llowarch Llowarch Architects won the prize for its oak slatted structures containing the ravens' night boxes, with a series of open spaces they can flap about in between.

New designs in old places seemed to be the theme of this year's winners, which also included this restoration for Wilton's Music Hall in the East End, by Tim Ronalds Architects...

... and Julian Harrap Architects' restoration on Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln Inn Fields:

In total, 36 projects were named as winners, all of which will now be considered for a RIBA National Award, announced on 6 July. As well as renovations on old London institutions, there were brand new designs, including Henning Stummel Architects' Tin House in Shepherd's Bush — an interesting composite of six earth-coloured metal-clad pavilions:

And Urban Projects Bureau's Graveney School Sixth Form Block in Tooting:

You can see images of all of this year's winners here.

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

Last Updated 05 May 2016