UNESCO Cities of Design

The Royal Institute of British Architects has given annual architecture prizes to the best buildings built in the UK since 1966. This year, from 54 public buildings in Britain’s major cities like the V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma, to small-scale private buildings in remote locations, like Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat, were awarded by RIBA. 

“Despite the political and economic challenges of recent years, our 2019 RIBA National Award winners show that UK architecture is highly adaptable, immensely talented and as community-focused as ever,” said RIBA President Ben Derbyshire.

Coal Drops Yard, London, by Heatherwick Studio. Photo is by Hufton + Crow

Secular Retreat, Devon, England, by Mole Architects with Atelier Peter Zumthor. Photo is by Jack Hobhouse

V&A Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, by Kengo Kuma & Associates with PiM.studio Architects and James F Stephen Architects. Photo is by Hufton + Crow

168 Upper Street, London, England, by Groupwork. Photo is by Tim Soar

Hampshire House, Hampshire, England, by Niall McLaughlin Architects. Photo is by Nick Kane

Collective on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, by Collective Architecture. Photo is by Tom Nolan and Susie Lowe.

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England, by Jamie Fobert Architects. Photo is by Hufton + Crow.