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Great British Buildings

Great British Buildings 2019

Go behind the scenes of some of the UK's best new buildings

Great British Buildings 2019

Join us this autumn for an exclusive look at 2019's RIBA Award winning buildings, as we host a fascinating series of talks and tours across the UK.

From September to December 2019, you'll have the opportunity to meet the architects as they reveal the stories behind their buildings, what inspired them, and what makes them an RIBA Award winner. All of the projects have won a RIBA Regional Award, with some receiving National Awards too - four are also shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize.

Find out more about events in your area below.

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Image credit: Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge (RIBA Award winner 2019) - photographed by Philip Vile

Great British Buildings Tours and Talks

11 September 2019, 10am to 11am

RIBA London Great British Buildings Tour - Bethnal Green Mission Church

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA Award winning building from the architect who designed it. As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Gatti Routh Rhodes Architects are giving a tour of the Bethnal Green Mission Church.

England - London
18 September 2019, 3pm to 4:30pm

RIBA North East Great British Buildings - Beacon of Light

Join the architect for a one-off architectural talk and tour as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what makes their building an RIBA Award winner.

England - Northeast
19 September 2019, 3pm to 5pm

RIBA South Great British Buildings - The Lookout

Take an exclusive look at one of this year’s RIBA South Award winning buildings, as we join the architect for a one-off architectural talk and tour as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what makes their building an RIBA Award winner.

England - South / Southeast
24 September 2019, 9am to 10.30am

RIBA Yorkshire Great British Buildings - The Weston

Join us for an exclusive breakfast event at The Weston at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Stirling Prize 2019 finalist, winner of a RIBA National Award, RIBA Yorkshire Award, RIBA Client of the Year and RIBA Yorkshire Building of the Year, with a talk from Fergus Feilden of Feilden Fowles Architects and Clare Lilley, Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

England - Yorkshire
24 September 2019, 10am to 11am

RIBA London Great British Buildings Tour - The Painted Hall

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA Award winning building from the architect who designed it. As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Hugh Broughton Architects will be giving us a tour of The Painted Hall.

England - London
25 September 2019, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

RIBA London Great British Buildings Tour - Lambeth Civic Centre and Town Hall

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA Award winning building from the architect who designed it. As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Cartwright Pickard are giving a tour Lambeth Civic Centre and Town Hall.

England - London
26 September 2019, 5.15pm to 6.15pm

RIBA East Great British Buildings Tour - Marmalade Lane, Cambridge

Winner of an RIBA East and RIBA National Award 2019, Marmalade Lane by Mole Architects, offers many pointers to enlightened housing projects in the future.

England - East
1 October 2019, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

RIBA Yorkshire Great British Buildings - Mercia School

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to discover more about Mercia School in Sheffield, the RIBA Yorkshire Award winner, from the Architect Bruce Raw from Bond Bryan, Dean Webster, Mercia School Headteacher and Sean McClean from Sheffield City Council.

England - Yorkshire
3 October 2019, 5.00pm to 6.30pm

RIBA East Great British Buildings Tour - Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre

Haworth Tompkins’ experience in designing theatre spaces is fully displayed here. This is a building that is beautifully conceived and masterfully executed.

England - East
7 October 2019, 2pm to 4pm

RIBA South East Great British Buildings - Nithurst Farm

Join Adam Richards Architects for a one-off architectural talk and tour of this year's RIBA South East Building of the Year, as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what makes their building an RIBA Award winner.

England - South / Southeast
8 October 2019, 10am to 11am

RIBA London Great British Buildings Tour - Battersea Arts Centre

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Haworth Tompkins are giving a tour of Battersea Arts Centre. This is the culmination of a 12 year restoration project of the Grade II* Listed building which was extended when a devastating fire destroyed its Grand Hall.

England - London
9 October 2019, 3pm to 5pm

RIBA South Great British Buildings - Whitchurch Silk Mill

Join the architect of Whitchurch Silk Mill for a one off architectural talk and tour as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what makes their building an RIBA Award winner.

England - South / Southeast
10 October 2019, 6pm to 8pm

RIBA East Midlands Great British Buildings Talk - Nevill Holt Opera

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Chris Watson of Witherford Watson Mann Architects will give an illustrated talk about Nevill Holt Opera, shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize.

England - East Midlands
15 October 2019, 10am to 11:30am

RIBA London Great British Buildings Tour - Royal Opera House Open Up

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Stanton Williams will be giving us a tour of The Royal Opera House Open Up.

England - London
17 October 2019, 6.15pm to 7.30pm

RIBA East Great British Buildings Tour - Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School

Achieving the simplicity and quiet elegance found in the RIBA National Award winning Simon Sainsbury Centre takes a huge amount of effort. Stanton Williams has considered every detail and ensured that all elements brought together are perfect in execution.

England - East
16 October 2019, 5.30pm to 7pm

RIBA Yorkshire Great British Buildings - The Great Tithe Barn

Join us for an exclusive twilight event to see and hear more about The Great Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, the RIBA Yorkshire Award and RIBA Yorkshire Conservation Award winner, from Tom Robbins and Sebastian Rowe of Pearce Bottomley Architects.

England - Yorkshire
21 October 2019, 9.30am to 11am

RIBA Yorkshire Great British Buildings - Merrion House

Join us for an exclusive breakfast event to hear more about Merrion House, the RIBA Yorkshire Award and RIBA Yorkshire Sustainability Award winner, from Philip Ellis of BDP.

England - Yorkshire
22 October 2019, 4.00pm to 5.30pm

RIBA East Great British Buildings Tour - The Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College, Cambridge

Walters & Cohen Architects have created an inspirational building, both practical and elegant, drawing inspiration from and resonating with its century-old neighbouring buildings. This scheme is winner of an RIBA East Regional Award, RIBA East Building of the Year Award and an RIBA National Award 2019.

England - East
23 October 2019, 2pm to 3.30pm

RIBA North East Great British Buildings - Janet Nash House

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA Award winning building. As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Janet Nash House will host a talk and tour by FaulknerBrowns.

England - Northeast
24 October 2019, 4.15pm to 5.30pm

RIBA East Great British Buildings Tour - Goldsmith Street, Norwich

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley Architects are giving a tour of Goldsmith Street, Norwich, shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize.

England - East
6 November 2019, 9:30am to 10:30am

RIBA London Great British Buildings Tour - The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

As part of the Great British Buildings series showcasing 2019's RIBA Award winners, MUMA are giving a tour of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

England - London
7 November 2019, 6.00pm to 7.20pm

RIBA East Great British Buildings Tour – St. Albans Museum and Gallery

The depth and significance of this building has been rediscovered through the conservation work by John McAslan + Partners, which has found a perfect balance between the past and the present. Winner of an RIBA East Regional Award, an RIBA Conservation Award and RIBA National Award 2019.

England - East
7 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm

Great British Buildings: Northampton International Academy

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award-winners, Northampton International Academy by Architecture Initiative will host a celebratory evening including a presentation from Rowan Parnell (Director) and James Pooley (Project Architect) and their client, Northamptonshire County Council.

England - East Midlands
21 November 2019, 6pm to 8pm

Great British Buildings - Teaching and Learning Building, University of Nottingham

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award-winners, the Teaching and Learning Building at the University of Nottingham by Make Architects will host a celebratory evening including refreshments on arrival and a presentation from Project Architect, David Patterson, followed by tours of the building.

England - East Midlands

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