ribaawards

We are thrilled to announce that two of our projects have been honoured at the Annual Regional RIBA Awards.

The University of Cambridge Primary School was commended with an RIBA East Award at last Thursdays Ceremony. The iconic steel framed building, designed by Marks Barfield Architects, opened to a three form entry in September 2015. The Judges commented’ “The building is an open and fresh attempt to look at education and the resultant classrooms and spaces are admirable and clearly enjoyed by their occupants.”

Walmer Yard by Peter Salter and Associates with Mole Architects and John Comparelli Architects was also admired and announced a RIBA London winner at Portland Place last night.

Walmer Yard is the first residential scheme in Britain by architectural designer and teacher, Peter Salter. Commissioned by developer Crispin Kelly and seven years in the making, the project consists of four individual, interlocking houses on the site of a former industrial building in Holland Park. Cast from in-situ concrete and structured around an elliptical stairwell; each of the houses sits around an intimate timber lined courtyard which is perceived as an interior room and raised from the street, above a basement parking level.

Successful projects reflect changes and innovations in architecture, but at their core display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives. Parmarbrook are delighted that both projects have been recognised for this accolade.