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Kingston University London - Town House by Grafton Architects wins 2021 Stirling Prize

9 days ago   |   By Dezeen

The Kingston University London - Town House designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning studio Grafton Architects has won this year's Stirling Prize .
Described by the RIBA Award judges as "high quality at every scale", the six-storey Town House in Kingston upon Thames was designed to act as "the university's front door".
The building was a surprise winner of the annual award for the UK's best building, with Marks Barfield's Cambridge Mosque the bookmakers favourite to win.
Top: Kingston University London - Town House has won the 2021 Stirling Prize. Above: a long colonnade runs along the street...
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Grafton's Stirling Prize-winning Town House is "the future of education" says Norman Foster

Grafton's Stirling Prize-winning Town House is "the future of education" says Norman Foster

9 days ago   |   By Dezeen

British architect Norman Foster has praised Grafton Architects' Stirling Prize-winning Kingston University London - Town House as a "progressive new model for higher education".
Foster, who was head of the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize jury, stated that the building sets the benchmark for future university buildings in the UK.
"In this highly original work of architecture, quiet reading, loud performance, research and learning, can delightfully co-exist," said Foster + Partners founder Foster.
"That is no mean feat. Education must be our future - and this must be the future of education."
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