Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham has won the West Midlands 2014 RIBA National Award. Earlier this year, the building already received the RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year Award and a RIBA West Midlands Regional Award. Furthermore, Patrick Arends of Mecanoo was named RIBA West Midlands Emerging Architect of the year. The Birmingham City Council received the RIBA West Midlands Best Client Award for commissioning the library.
On October 16th will be announced whether the Library of Birmingham also the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014. Every year the RIBA Stirling Prize is presented to the architects of the building that made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year. The library is one of six nominated buildings for this prestigious award.