The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the winners of the 2009 RIBA Awards.
RIBA Awards for architectural excellence presenteded across the UK with 103 buildings in the UK and Europe winning awards (97 in the UK and six in the rest of the EU).
The RIBA Award-winning buildings range from an Observatory at Kielder in Northumberland to the Liverpool One regeneration and retail masterplan, from a private house at Dungeness to Wexford Opera House in South East Ireland.
Health centres, notably for Cancer, are well represented here as are retail buildings in their many forms, including John Lewis in Leicester and the Reiss and Monsoon headquarters in London.
Seaside buildings and regeneration projects also feature in various guises.
The architects whose work has been honoured this year range from small practices to large, international ones.
There are also some multiple winners such as Allies and Morrison (4 awards), Hawkins/Brown (3 awards), BDP (3 awards), Niall Mclaughlin Architects (4 awards) and Penoyre & Prasad (3 awards).
"The RIBA Awards are a thermometer to indicate the state of health of British architecture and for 2009 the results are good: both quality and quantity have been maintained," said RIBA President Sunand Prasad.
"This year's list accurately reflects both the diversity, and the workload of UK architecture, with more schools and health buildings than usual winning awards."