September 12, 2011 10.22 am This story is over 130 months old

The Collection voted best regional design

Best architecture: The Collection has been voted the best contemporary building in the region by visitors.

The Collection in Lincoln has been crowned the East Midlands’ favourite contemporary building.

This was mainly due to an exhibition taking place in the museum by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) called fifty50.

The exhibition was held over various venues across the region, and showed visitors images and information on fifty contemporary buildings.

Pupils were also given the chance to work with architects to learn about the field and try to create their own quirky buildings.

The Collection was designed by Panter Hudsmith Architects. Photo: Helen Binet

Author of Fifty buildings, 50 years. Modern Architecture in the East Midlands Kathleen Watt said:

“The landmark building not only complements the archaeological objects it contains, but it also harmonises well with the scale and character of the medieval city.”

Regional Director of the RIBA Mike Baulcombe said: “This exhibition has proved a tremendous success in raising the awareness of the superb contemporary architecture we have here in the East Midlands.

“We believe that it has made people more aware of the importance of architecture in their community and the role that architects in the region can play in ensuring this legacy continues into the future.”