Winning by association

Day centre awarded ‘Best New Building’

A day care centre designed to encourage social connection and movement has been awarded this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize for Britain’s best new building. As well as a medical centre and consultation rooms, the John Morden Centre in south-east London houses a café, events space, and wellbeing facilities. The redesign of the centre, by architects Mæ, aims to combat social isolation among the elderly residents. Boom was the environmental and M&E engineer on the project.