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Storey's Field Centre

Stirling Prize Shortlist

Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery have been shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize which recognises the best building in the UK.

  • The new community buildings by the University of Cambridge and designed by architects MUMA combine quality design and high sustainability credentials and sit at the civic heart of the new district in Cambridge called Eddington.

The Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery building designed by architects MUMA has been shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize. The community facilities sit at the civic heart of the new neighbourhood in Cambridge, called Eddington, developed by the University of Cambridge.

The RIBA Stirling Prize recognises the best buildings in the UK and the Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery is on the shortlist of six after winning a National RIBA Award and three RIBA Regional awards for outstanding design: a RIBA East Award, the Sustainability Award and the RIBA East Building of the Year Award.

Heather Topel, Project Director of the North West Cambridge Development, said: “RIBA recognises some of the best quality architecture in the country and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize for this exceptional building.

“The University and MUMA have worked extensively with local communities to create a new community building and performing arts venue, as well as a nursery, which people locally and beyond can take great pleasure in visiting. The Centre and wider Eddington community is a place of which we hope Cambridge will be exceptionally proud. ”

The Storey’s Field Centre opened in 2018 and has a programme of community and cultural events for the Eddington residents, wider Cambridge population and beyond. It is run through a joint venture between the University of Cambridge and Cambridge City Council.

The Storey’s Field Centre is now open and hosts community and live performance events. For more information visit www.storeysfield.org.uk

The Eddington Nursery will open in September 2018 as a facility for the University and local community. For more information visit https://www.childcare.admin.cam.ac.uk/

Tours of the Storey’s Field Centre and Eddington Nursery will be available by the architects MUMA on 15 September 2018 as part of the Open Cambridge festival. Information is available at https://www.opencambridge.cam.ac.uk/ and bookings open on 13 August.

The winner of the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced in October 2018. View the rest of the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist here.