The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the 2016 RIBA Client of the Year award. One of the four clients is the Manchester City Council, nominated by Mecanoo for the 2016 RIBA National Award-winning HOME Arts Centre. The annual Client of the Year award, supported by The Bloxham Charitable Trust, recognises the role that a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture.
The complete 2016 shortlist is:
- Leicester Print Workshop – nominated by Takero Shimazaki Architects for their 2016 RIBA Award-winning Leicester Print Workshop
- Manchester City Council – nominated by Mecanoo for their 2016 RIBA National Award-winning HOME (in addition to the 2016 RIBA North West Award winners Manchester Central Library by Ryder Architecture and Library Walk Link Building by SimpsonHaugh and Partners)
- University of Oxford Estates – nominated by WilkinsonEyre for their 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted Weston Library
- Westmorland Limited – nominated by Glenn Howells Architects for the 2016 RIBA National Award winning Gloucester Services by Glenn Howells Architects and AFL Architects
The winner of the 2016 RIBA Client of the Year Award will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on Thursday 6 October at RIBA in central London.