The 2014 RIBA Awards winners are announced
Celebrating European architecture
The UK-based projects amongst the winners amount to 44 inclusions, such as Zaha Hadid's Olympic Aquatic Center, John McAslan's renovated King's Cross Station, The Shard, The new Birmingham Library, and education establishments like the student centre at London School of Economics, and Manchester School of Art's new extension.
RIBA president Stephen Hodder spoke of this year's winners: "Good architecture always begins with a committed client and it is extremely heartening to see in this year's crop of winners, the increasing recognition, notably in the public sector, of the vital role of good design in attracting visitors, students and clients and of the dramatic influence that a beautiful building has on communities and pride".
The organisation has yet to announce the winner of the Stirling Prize, which goes to the most impactful component of British architecture of the year. The results of the celebrated award will be released on July 17.