City building wins at architecture awards

CONTEMPORARY architecture and a terrace with outstanding views are just some of the comments given by judges about one of the city's buildings.

Friday, 18th May 2018, 7:07 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:32 am

The Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion in Southsea, by architects PAD Studio, won the South Client of the Year Award at the Royal Institute of British Architects 2018 awards at a ceremony held last night.

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The judges said: ‘At the start of the project the brief was to simply replace the sad and ordinary single-storey pitch-roofed building that sat there before. But with the perseverance and vision of the donors, the brief expanded to include communal spaces and terrace with outstanding views, all embodied in a truly delightful example of contemporary architecture.

Regional Jury Chair, Adrian James of Adrian James Architects, said: ‘The overall standard of the shortlist for RIBA South Awards was very high, which is why so many of them made the grade to progress to a Regional Award.’

Winners from last night will also be considered for a national award.