At a ceremony supported by Champagne Taittinger on 14th October, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Kingston University London – Town House, designed by Grafton Architects as the winner of the 25th RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony.
The winning entry was chosen by the jury from the following outstanding shortlisted projects:
- Cambridge Central Mosque by Marks Barfield Architects
- 15 Clerkenwell Close, London by GROUPWORK
- Key Worker Housing – Eddington, Cambridge by Stanton Williams
- Tintagel Castle Footbridge for English Heritage, Cornwall by Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates
- Windermere Jetty Museum, Cumbria by Carmody Groarke
The jury for the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize was: Lord Norman Foster (Chair), Simon Allford (RIBA President), architect Annalie Riches (2019 RIBA Stirling Prize winner) and artist Dame Phyllida Barlow. The jury was advised by architect Mina Hasman (Sustainability Expert).
Grafton Architects won the 2013 RIBA Competition to design the Town House. It is the Dublin-based practice’s first built project in the UK. Grafton Architects was the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal for architecture in 2020.