Bloomberg HQ wins 2018 Stirling Prize

Bloomberg’s European headquarters, designed by Foster + Partners, has won the 2018 Stirling Prize, meaning it’s “the UK’s best new building” according to RIBA judges. The judges were unanimous in their decision to award the media giant’s HQ in the... View Article

More homes, more efficient homes

The Concrete Block Association (CBA), the independent UK body for aggregate concrete block manufacturers, has launched its part of the Modern Masonry ‘Better Built in Blockwork’ campaign to educate the construction industry on benefits of concrete block construction. The CBA... View Article

London Festival of Architecture launches River View competition

The London Festival of Architecture, in partnership with the City of London Corporation and Illuminated River Foundation, has launched a competition to encourage greater public interaction with the River Thames. Subject to planning consent, the winning design will be installed as part of the... View Article

RGU Professor and students triumph at Aberdeenshire Design Awards

An architecture professor from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and three final year students have triumphed with their innovative approach to design at the Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards 2018. Students Sophie Houston, Sophie Perrot and Katie Rice were all competing in the ‘Future... View Article

WAF exhibits finalists for the APA 2018

Images of The Hive at Kew Gardens and Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg London are among 20 finalists announced this week for The Architectural Photography Awards 2018, supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and PICSEL and sponsored by Sto and... View Article

Medical Architecture strengthen leadership team

Medical Architecture has bolstered its leadership by promoting four senior staff. All have exceptional qualifications and experience as RIBA Chartered Architects. Lianne Knotts and Ruairi Reeves are now shareholding directors. Mark Nugent and Frank Ellis are now associates. They will... View Article

Government announces ban on combustible cladding

The Government is set to ban the use of combustible materials on the outside of all new build high-rise buildings, hospitals, care homes and student accommodation. Following a consultation on last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy, James Brokenshire, housing secretary, told... View Article

WAFX 2018 Prize Winners Announced

Architects and designers address the world’s most pressing ecological and societal challenges as part of WAFX 2018. World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed the winners of ten WAFX prizes, supported by WAF sponsor GreenCoat®. The prizes are awarded to future... View Article

UK Passivhaus reaches 1000

The Passivhaus Trust is delighted to announce that the number of certified Passivhaus units in the UK has topped 1000 – with at least as many again in the pipeline. The Trust is UK affiliate of the Passivhaus Institute, and was established just... View Article