Hospice buildings scoop top architectural award

Architype work sees RIBA hand West Midlands Regional Award to St Michael's Hospice

The redevelopment of St Michael’s Hospice has been recognised by a renowned group of architects.

The work of Architype saw St Michael’s receive a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) West Midlands Regional Award during an awards ceremony in Birmingham.

Project architect, Paul Neep, received the RIBA Project Architect of the Year Award.

St Michael’s was nominated alongside a number of high-profile venues including Jaguar Land Rover’s engine manufacturing centre, the University of Birmingham’s new library, and the National Memorial Arboretum.

Judges were full of praise for the redevelopment, saying; ‘The layout conveys a message of openness and a shared experience.

‘Every element, be it untreated timber solar shading or a rainwater stream falling into a large garden bowl outside a window, offers an intimate appreciation of the beauty of nature and the changing weather.’

The judges also praised the refurbished part of the Hospice, saying the work has helped bring “light and serenity into the interior”.