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The Malthouse and International College receive architecture awards

The Malthouse has been named South East Building of the Year 2021 and received a South East Award 2021 and the South East Conservation Award 2021 by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with the International College also picking up a South East Award 2021.

The judges unanimously agreed that the industrial Malthouse is an exemplar of how to repurpose an existing building for a range of uses and users, in an imaginative, honest and sensitive way and described the conversion as combining ‘a freshness of approach while sensitively retaining the character of the existing 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 this such a critically important School facility but I am so pleased that it benefits Canterbury and the wider community as well.”

As Regional Award winners, The Malthouse and International College, designed by Tim Ronalds Architects & Walters & Cohen Architects respectively, will now also be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence.