John Morden Centre shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 Project Update
The John Morden Centre has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2023.
The RIBA Stirling Prize is the architecture industries top award and is judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.
The shortlist is drawn from RIBA National Award winners. The citation from the RIBA jury said "The building, while warm and welcoming, also appears simple, robust and well-detailed, which should allow it to mature well over time.
The project provides a delightful set of meandering spaces which expertly combine recreational and more tricky medical facilities without feeling institutional. Such stimulating spaces are vital to conquer loneliness and isolation. It is beautifully yet robustly detailed and should be a joy to use for years to come."
It follows the shortlisting of our Sands End Arts & Community Centre in 2022 for the same award.
The RIBA’s film about the building can be viewed here. The winner will be announced at the Stirling Prize 2023 ceremony, which will take place in Manchester on Thursday 19 October 2023.September 2023 view RIBA announcement