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17 May 2019
Eddington wins hat-trick of architecture awards
The Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) East presented three RIBA East Regional Awards to the North West Cambridge Development for outstanding designs and masterplanning at Eddington.
Buildings at Eddington were recognised for their ability to combine functionality with form and embracing both traditional approaches to urban living with modern looks. Judges also noted the development’s emphasis on environmental features like recycling, water and energy saving, as well as public spaces.
The RIBA East awards highlight quality architecture across the region with winners going on to compete in the national RIBA awards for the coveted RIBA Stirling prize.
The prizes were awarded for the overall masterplan developed with AECOM, the sports pavilions designed by Robin Lee Architecture and residential, energy centre and retail units designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and Mole.
All three winners at Eddington were praised by the jury. The RIBA East judges said:
“This development has risen to the high aspirations that had been set in the brief, and has achieved the status of ‘exemplar’ for new developments. Many of the pioneering features of sustainable communal living explored in Eddington are desperately needed in the twenty first century. It is a worthy extension of the national tradition for creating new towns.”
Heather Topel Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development, said: “We are delighted that RIBA have recognised the quality of development and architecture in Eddington, which creates an environment for the new community to emerge and thrive.”