Gloucestershire based ‘Outhouse’ by Loyn & Co Architects has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize.
Outhouse by Loyn & Co is the first private house to feature on the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist for 15 years (The Lawns by Smerin Architects was shortlisted in 2001). An exemplary concrete house on the Welsh borders, designed for a couple of retired artists, it delights with unexpected spaces, some underground, with a field as the roof. The architect’s use of light, air and vistas make the absolute most of its sloping site and wide views.
The six shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 6 October 2016.
Speaking about the shortlist RIBA President Jane Duncan said:
“The shortlisted projects are each fantastic new additions to their individual locations – on an urban street, a city riverside, an estate regeneration, an historic city centre and a hidden part of the countryside – but their stand-out common quality is the inspiration they will bring to those who study, live, visit and pass by them, for generations to come. To me, this shortlist reflects everything that is great about UK architecture – a blend of experimental, artistic vision and a commitment to changing people’s lives for the better.”
2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist:
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford by Herzog & de Meuron
City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus by Michael Laird Architects & Reiach and Hall Architects
Newport Street Gallery, Vauxhall, London by Caruso St John Architects
Outhouse, Gloucestershire by Loyn & Co Architects
Trafalgar Place, Elephant and Castle, London by dRMM Architects
Weston Library, University of Oxford by WilkinsonEyre