Awarded the UK's top architectural award


Sterling Prize awarded for the twenty-second time by RIBA , awarded by dRMM and their project to renovate a pier at Hastings on the south coast of England. Built in 1871 by the English architect Eugenius Birch, the pier was a huge hit with local audiences in the 1930s along with the resorts and beachfront fashion that broke out. The length of about 280 m was located in the open air promenade. In the 1970s, the pier pavilion hosted concerts of music stars – Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Genesis and Pink Floyd. In 2006, a dilapidated Victorian building was closed for renovation, and in 2010 a terrible fire broke out here – presumably, it was set on fire.

dRMM led by Alex de Reicke , Philippe Marsh and Sadie Morgana revived a sight of a century ago. The budget was £ 14, 2 million. The architects managed to interest the local community by offering the townspeople to become shareholders of the “people's” pier and buy shares for hundreds of pounds.

President of the RIBA Stirling Prize Ben Derbyshire praised the entrepreneurship of the winners , their “lightweight” design and called the project a “masterpiece of renaissance”.

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