Kingston University Townhouse has been names the UK’s ‘Best New Building’ Winning Architecture’s Top Award – Riba Stirling’

Architect Lord Foster, chair of this year’s prize jury, said Town House “seamlessly brings together student and town communities, creating a progressive new model for higher education, well deserving of international acclaim and attention”.

He said it was a “highly original work of architecture” where “quiet reading, loud performance, research and learning can delightfully coexist”.

“That is no mean feat,” he added. “Education must be our future – and this must be the future of education.”

Grafton Architects said they were “delighted” that their “spatial open matrix” had been selected, noting how they had always “imagined a place where students would feel at home”.

Techrete are proud to have played our part in the construction of the Townhouse, supplying 473 reconstructed stone columns and beams for the projects’ facade.