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Canterbury buildings win prestigious national architecture awards

The Malthouse and The King's School, Canterbury International College have both been awarded RIBA National Awards for 2021 following the announcement in August that the buildings had won regional awards. The Malthouse was named South East Building of the Year 2021 and received a South East Award 2021 and the South East Conservation Award 2021 from the Royal Institute of British Architects with the International College also picking up a South East Award 2021.

The judges unanimously agreed that The Malthouse is an absolute exemplar of how to repurpose an existing building for a range of uses and users, in an imaginative, honest and sensitive way and is a credit to everyone involved. They also commented that the International College is a highly effective and boldly modern building.

Mark Taylor, Bursar at The King’s School, Canterbury said: “I am so delighted with the result from the RIBA it represents having a very clear vision and years of careful planning. We are so lucky to have benefited from such incredible design and co-ordination skill from two outstanding firms of Architects (Walters and Cohen and Tim Ronald Associates) as well as such great work and support from the wider professional team. Not only is the Malthouse such a critically important School facility but I am so pleased that it benefits Canterbury and the wider community as well.”