RAMM wins RIBA Award
13 June 2013
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and its architects, Allies and Morrison (A&M), have won three awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The RIBA Awards programme champions and celebrates the best of British architecture. In a ceremony held at the STEAM museum in Swindon on Wednesday night, RAMM was chosen from the shortlist as one of the South West’s award winners.
RAMM also won two of the three South West Special Awards for Conservation and as Building of the Year.
The judges commented:
“This is a nationally important project, made all the remarkable when the full logistical story is explained (for example, only 0.01% of the museum archive is on display in RAMM). A&M’s attention to detail and respect for the ‘timeline’ of the project (Roman/Norman/Medieval/High Victorian) is evident at every turn. This care has been carried through by the contractor to produce a high-quality finish throughout.
“Exeter City Council should be applauded as Client. The passion and commitment shown in the vision, funding and delivery of this building is extraordinary. Empowered by the community, the project now sits as an important ingredient of the emerging Culture Quarter and has become an educational and tourist focal point, and a city treasure.”