A BUILDING project masterminded by an architect firm with offices in Huddersfield was among the winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ White Rose Awards.
Cliffe Hill Primary School at Halifax and Aedas Architects were recognised in the competition to honour the best in building design in Yorkshire.
Three other Yorkshire buildings were among the winners of RIBA’s national award.
The national winners were The Hepworth at Wakefield, Saxton in Leeds and Kirk Balk Community College in Barnsley.
The winners were among 59 buildings in the UK and Europe to receive RIBA Awards.
RIBA president Angela Brady said: “For nearly 50 years, the RIBA Awards have reflected the changing state of British architecture and revealed emerging design trends.
“What really stands out is that even in times of austerity, we can still deliver amazingly clever, high quality buildings that reflect the needs of today and enhance our daily lives.”
Joining Cliffe Hill Primary School as White Rose winners were Ad++ House at York, The Horsefield House in Sheffield and M&S Simply Foods also in Sheffield.
Judges commended Aedas for its work on the £5.5m project at Cliffe Hill Primary School to replace rundown buildings and temporary classrooms with a new curved building wrapping round a large external courtyard, which provides a secure outdoor space for activities including dining, play, performance and teaching.
The building accommodates 210 pupils and associated teaching staff supplemented with a specialist nursery for autism spectrum disorder unit and community room. Classrooms are arranged in year group order showing a clear progression through school life.