American Institute of Architects Honour for Rambert

The UK chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognised Rambert, the home for Britain’s national company for contemporary dance, in its 2016 awards programme. The project won a Commendation in the chapter’s Excellence in Design Awards.

Situated in London’s South Bank, the Rambert building provides a home for the company to hone its craft, create new productions and make dance more widely accessible. Clean, crisp and clean lines define the architecture for this narrow seven-storey building that will eventually have two permanent neighbours. It is the latest addition to the vibrant cultural district at London’s South Bank, around the corner from the Royal Festival Hall (refurbished by Allies and Morrison) and the SouthBank Centre’s Liner Building (designed by Allies and Morrison).

The AIA UK Excellence in Design Awards confers trans-Atlantic recognition in exemplary architecture and urbanism for UK-based practices and architectural offices. Other projects recognised this year were the Messner Mountain Museum Corones by Zaha Hadid Architects (winner), Kericho Sacred Heart Cathedral by John McAslan + Partners (commendation) and Richmond Adult Community College by Duggan Morris (commendation). Established in 1992, the AIA UK is the first chapter of the American Institute of Architects located outside the United States.