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Reiach & Hall ‘shocked’ following Stirling Prize nomination

July 20 2015

Reiach & Hall ‘shocked’ following Stirling Prize nomination
Reiach & Hall Architects have expressed shock after their Maggie’s Centre in Lanarkshire emerged as a front-runner in this year’s Stirling Prize, the premier award of the architectural calendar.

Maggie’s Lanarkshire is one of six projects to duke it out for the prize and has been installed as an early favourite against Burntwood School, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris; Darbishire Place, Niall McLaughlin Architects; Neo Bankside, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; University of Greenwich Stockwell Street Building, heneghan peng architects and The Whitworth University of Manchester by MUMA.

Practice director Neil Gillespie said: “We are absolutely delighted, if a bit shocked, to find ourselves on the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 shortlist.

“It was not our intention to attract attention. Indeed from the outset we have attempted to make a quiet, still place that supported the wonderful work that Maggie’s carries out every day in aiding cancer sufferers and their families. Our design approach was simply based on the idea of walled gardens, beautiful handmade brick walls that screen a low, finely scaled building and sequence of gardens and courts.

“The design and construction of this modest building has been the result of a very close relationship with our client, the design team and an extremely skilful and patient contractor in John Dennis Ltd.”

The winner will be announced on 15 October.


Jimbob Tanktop
#1 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 21 Jul 2015 at 16:13 PM
Well done!
#2 Posted by Neil on 23 Jul 2015 at 11:16 AM
I like when these awards (or shortlistings) go to people who don't expect it - who are just trying to do the best job possible not looking for recognition and come up with something award worthy - well done!
#3 Posted by visitor on 27 Jul 2015 at 05:50 AM
agree with Neil. Lovely piece of work.
Good luck to the R&H team

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