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East Midlands Architecture & Design

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It’s that time of year again for the RIBA to announce the winners of the RIBA Awards 2009. Within the East Midlands category there were a number of exceptional buildings – of particular interest to us are the buildings in Leicester.  As we are based in Leicester we have been watching over the recent developments within the city, being quite impressed with the quality of the new Foreign Office Architects designed John Lewis and the surrounding development.  At long last Leicester is becoming the city that it’s inhabitants deserve – footfall within the city centre has increased dramatically, there is the growing sense that Leicester’s profile is on the up.

The winning buildings within the East Midlands category are as follows:

82 Derngate, Northampton – John McAslan & Partners
Curve, Leicester – Rafael Vinoly Architects
David Wilson Library, Leicester – Associated Architects LLP
Highfields Automotive and Engineering Training Centre – Public Space, Nottingham – Hawkins/Brown Architects

John Lewis Department Store & Cineplex, Leicester – Foreign Office Architects (FOA)

Level Centre, Rowsley, Derbyshire – Clash Associates Ltd
The Minster School, Nottinghamshire – Penoyre & Prasad LLP
New Art Exchange, Nottingham – Hawkins/Brown Architects