‘Clapham Manor School was ‘Stirling Prize second’
THE ARCHITECTS’ JOURNAL, 05 OCTOBER 2010
Although narrowly missing out on the RIBA Stirling Prize, dRMM’s Clapham Manor Primary Schoolreceived critical acclaim at this year’s awards ceremony.
In case you missed last Saturday’s live broadcast, here’s a sample of what the judges thought:
‘Look at Clapham Manor, it’s an absolute jewel’
RUTH REED, RIBA PRESIDENT
‘that beautiful multi-coloured box’
MARK LAWSON, JOURNALIST AND CULTURE SHOW BROADCASTER
‘Like all good pieces of architecture, it does something beyond its boundaries. It’s sorted out an old back alley and has turned it into a wonderful front door for the school where you can imagine parents and children gathering in the morning and the evening and that’s what good architecture does: positive contribution to the urban public realm.’
IVAN HARBOUR, ROGERS STIRK HARBOUR + PARTNERS
Critic/host Tom Dykoff had to invent a new architectural genre of ‘pop hi-tech’ to describe dRMM’s architecture.
We perhaps prefer pop-tech, but dRMM are hard to categorise.