Oct 18

BIM.Technologies project wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2021

The UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize, has been awarded to Kingston University Town House for 2021.

BIM.Technologies were appointed BIM Manager by Grafton Architects back in 2014 to support their BIM implementation and to carry out BIM coordination during the design phases.

The Stirling Prize confirms Town House as a world-class building that fosters creativity, collaboration and shared learning. The project represents a progressive new model for the design of higher education buildings, expertly capturing the spirit of learning and the value of community cohesion.

The project blurs its boundary with the street offering an inviting feel that contains no barriers whilst the colonnade and terraces merge together creating a connected public space. The building is equally as open and spacious inside as it is out and eyes are immediately drawn to the building thanks to its engaging and revealing views.

Lord Norman Foster, speaking on behalf of the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize jury, said:“Kingston University Town House is a theatre for life – a warehouse of ideas. It seamlessly brings together student and town communities, creating a progressive new model for higher education, well deserving of international acclaim and attention.”