The RIBA Reinvention Award is a brand new accolade from the Royal Institute of British Architects that recognises achievement in the creative reuse of existing buildings through transformative projects that improve environmental, social, or economic sustainability. The multi-award winning School of Architecture at the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus is shortlisted alongside three other national projects for the inaugural award.
This week RIBA Award Winning Project Architect of the Year, Jonathon Dawson-Bowman toured the building with the panel of judges that consisted of Simon Allford, RIBA President; Marion Baeli, Partner at Studio PDP; and Roger Harrabin, former BBC Energy and Environment Analyst.
Eligible projects reused an existing building or structure, supplied carbon and operational energy where applicable, and demonstrated how the project had improved the building or structure by achieving one or more of the sustainable outcomes in RIBA’s Sustainable Outcomes Guide.
The very first winner of the 2023 Reinvention Award will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony for the UK’s best new building on Thursday 19 October 2023 at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.