RIBA awards for South East architecture

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Image caption The Littlehampton bandstand has been designed for its acoustic properties

A bandstand by the sea and a town cinema are among nine buildings in the South East to win prestigious architecture awards.

The buildings in Sussex, Surrey and Kent were recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Winners included the shell-shaped bandstand in Littlehampton and the Kino Cinema in Rye.

The World Wildlife Foundation's UK headquarters, in Woking, also won for its sustainability.

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Image caption The Kino Cinema, in Rye, has been built into an usually shaped space
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Image caption The WWF headquarters, in Woking, was praised for its sustainability

Littlehampton's bandstand, named Acoustic Shells, amplifies the sound of the sea on one side, and musicians on the other.

Rye's Kino was praised for being a contemporary building built into an unusually shaped space.

RIBA regional director James Robinson said there had been a "fantastically high standard" of entries, with winners including public buildings and private homes.

All the winning buildings demonstrated the "value of good design" and the "transformative" effect of architecture, he said.

The full list of winners and their respective architects:

  • Living Planet Centre, WWF-UK Headquarters, in Woking, by Hopkins Architects
  • Brighton Waste House, in Brighton and Hove, by BBM Sustainable Design
  • Kino Cinema, in Rye, by Jonathan Dunn Architects
  • Chichester Festival Theatre, in Chichester, by Haworth Tompkins
  • Acoustic Shells, in Littlehampton, by Flanagan Lawrence
  • Church of St Botolph, in Steyning, by Nicola Westbury Architect
  • Private house, in Kent, by Guy Hollaway Architects
  • Private house, in Kent, by Liddicoat and Goldhill LLP
  • Private house, in West Sussex, by Wilkinson King Architects

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