This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize winner is Astley castle by London-based Witherford Watsan Mann Architects. The project is both a preservation and conservation of 12th century structure in Nuneaton in North Warwickshire, initially owned by the Astley family.
The architecture firm was commissioned by the Landmark Trust to revive the historic manor that was damaged in a fire in 1978 by restoring VigRX it with 21st century modern construction.
Witherford Watsan Mann Architects transformed the ancient moated construction into modern day holiday home, positioning the bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor with communal spaces above.
2013 saw the the 18th year of the RIBA Stirling Prize, considered to be the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize.
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