JW3 wins RIBA Award

JW3, a new community centre for London’s Jewish population, won an RIBA Award for arts and leisure it was announced last night at an event at the Royal Institute of British Architects’ headquarters in London.

The project was one of 33 honoured with an award in the UK’s toughest region. A total of 64 schemes were shortlisted. The awards recognise excellence in architecture and are part of the institution’s prestigious RIBA Awards scheme, which culminates in the announcement of the Stirling Prize in September.

In April, JW3 chief Raymond Simonson announced that the centre had four times the number of expected visitors in the first six months, with a total of 120,000 people through the doors.