Town House, Kingston, wins 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize

The Town House, at Kingston University, has won The Stirling Prize.

Designed by Grafton Architects, the scheme responds to the university’s brief to 'design the beating heart for Kingston University within a building worthy of the international stage', while also respecting the project's strong community access and sustainability priorities.

Stirling Prize judges praised the scheme for being "a theatre for life" and "a warehouse for ideas". Architect Lord Foster, chairman of the Stirling Prize jury, added the Town House "seamlessly brings together student and town communities, creating a progressive new model for higher education, well deserving of international acclaim and attention".

We were appointed to provide MEP, environmental, fire and lighting consultancy services for the project, and worked with structural engineers AKT II and the design team to ensure the building incorporates innovative environmental and engineering strategies that make it operationally efficient and easy to maintain.

The scheme achieved BREEAM Excellent in design, with its embodied carbon reduced through structural efficiencies and designing-out a carbon intensive basement. 

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Town House, Kingston, wins 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize