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RIBA reveals its favourite UK buildings of 2015

National Theatre NT Future by Haworth Tompkins Image copyright Philip Vile
Image caption The revamped front-of-house at the National Theatre has "radically transformed" London's South Bank

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the 37 winners of the 2015 RIBA National Awards.

The winners include a whisky distillery in Scotland, a fishing hut in Hampshire and Manchester's Whitworth gallery.

Fourteen of the buildings are in London, including three housing developments, two schools, Foyles bookshop and the National Theatre.

The shortlist for this year's Stirling Prize will be drawn from the 37 award-winning buildings.

"The admirable aspect shared by every one of our winners is ambition," said RIBA President Stephen Hodder.

"The UK is blighted by poor-quality new housing and dilapidated school buildings, so I am delighted that the notable trends amongst this year's RIBA National Award winners are the volume of inspiring new housing and education projects.

"All 37 of our RIBA National Award winners should provide inspiration for developers, local authorities and architects alike and will delight generations to come."

Below is a selection of this year's winners from across the country.

Image copyright Paul Barker
Image caption New entrance to Sheffield Cathedral, by Thomas Ford & Partners, is created in stone and stainless steel
Image copyright Hyde + Hyde
Image caption Cliff House in Southgate, Wales, is described as "a modest piece of domestic architecture that is exemplary in both process and presence"
Image copyright Edmund Sumner
Image caption NEO Bankside, a "structurally impressive" new housing development on London's South Bank, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Image copyright Niall Mclaughlin Architects
Image caption The Fishing Hut, a private timber-framed fishermens' retreat in Hampshire, by Niall Mclaughlin Architects
Image copyright Alan Williams
Image caption The extension to the 19th Century Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, by Muma, has seen the gallery double in size
Image copyright Piercy & Company
Image caption Kew House is a family house in patinated steel in a conservation area in south west London
Image copyright Gary Parrott
Image caption The Old See House, a new community mental health centre, in Belfast is one of two winners in Northern Ireland
Image copyright Archial Norr Inverness
Image caption Archial Norr's Dalmunach Distillery in Moray is inspired by the shape of a sheaf of barley
Image copyright Morley Von Sternberg
Image caption Ashmount Primary School - designed by Penoyre & Prasad - is a zero-carbon school and nursery in London's Crouch Hill
Image copyright James Morris
Image caption Flint House, a private residence for family members, guests and artists in Waddeston, Buckinghamshire "carefully frames the landscape"

The Stirling Prize shortlist will be announced on 16 July.

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