Four Suffolk buildings win prestigious architecture awards
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Four Suffolk buildings have been named among the best-designed in East Anglia after scooping prestigious awards.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Awards 2022 recognised buildings for their architectural merit.
There were four Suffolk projects have been named among the 17 eastern winners this year.
In our county, the viewing tower at Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge, Aldeburgh House, Stone Cottage in Hinton and the New Wolsey Theatre Participation Building and Theatre Square in Ipswich were those honoured by RIBA after a shortlist was announced in February.
Tom Holbrook, regional jury chair, said: "The 17 winning projects in the Eastern Region this year illustrate the sheer diversity that architects’ spatial intelligence can contribute to society: from the most modest single-room extension through to complex civic projects that have been crafted over years.
"It was particularly exciting for the jury to see how these excellent projects had supported their commissioners and users through the pandemic in different ways, providing refuge and respite in an uncertain period."
The RIBA East Award winners will now be considered for a highly-coveted national award in recognition of their architectural excellence, with the winners announced in June.