Last edited 28 Dec 2020

RIBA Stirling Prize 2017


© Alex de Rijke


[edit] Introduction

On 31 October 2017, the redeveloped Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects was awarded the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building.

Riba President Ben Derbyshire described the "stunning, flexible new pier", nicknamed 'The Plank', as "a masterpiece of regeneration".

Originally built in 1872, Hastings Pier was closed in 2008 and badly damaged by a serious fire in 2010. The redevelopment, by the London-based firm, took more than two years and involved turning the former pavilion into a restaurant and bar.

Derbyshire also praised Hastings' locals for finding 3,000 shareholders to buy £100 stakes in "the people's pier".


© Alex de Rijke

The five other shortlisted projects were as follows:

[edit] Barretts Grove

by Amin Taha + Groupwork


© Timothy Soar

[edit] City of Glasgow College - City Campus

by Reiach And Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects


© Keith Hunter

[edit] Command of the Oceans

by Baynes and Mitchell Architects


© Hélène Binet

[edit] Photography Studio for Juergen Teller

by 6a architects


© Johan Dehlin

[edit] The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners


© Joas Souza

For more information, see British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre.

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