The 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize goes to Grafton Architects’ Kingston University London – Town House

This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize, considered as the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom, has been bestowed to Kingston University London’s Town House, a multi-use higher education building that “expertly captures the spirit of learning and the value of community cohesion,” per a formal announcement released late today by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Spanning nearly 97,000-square-feet, the concrete-framed structure includes an amphitheater, dance studio, exhibition galleries, study nooks, library, cafe, and a plethora of casual gathering spaces, indoors and out, made all the more beguiling by an absence of barriers, an abundance of light, and a freewheeling sense of sociability and openness that may

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