RIBA Awards

Regional Awards 2008


Music at the 2008 North East Awards presentation

© Steve Brock

On 17 September 2008 the North East celebrated its past successes in developing innovative buildings and heralding a bright future. A glittering reception and presentation of the 2008 RIBA awards was held in the Roof Top Restaurant at BALTIC, Gateshead earlier in the month. The Lifestyle Academy at Newcastle College, The Alnwick Garden Pavilion and Visitor Centre and The Bamburgh Clinic at St Nicholas Hospital were all winners from within the North East region and representatives from the design and commissioning teams were present to receive their awards, including the Duchess of Northumberland representing the Alnwick Estate.

The annual RIBA awards have been running since 1966 and are given in recognition of buildings that have high architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the local environment. This initial short listing followed visits by a judging panel to each project entered and regional winners will be announced in May. Previous award winners from the North East include Dance City in Newcastle, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and the River Green Centre in Durham.

Following the presentation of awards Regional RIBA Chairman Dolan Conway said:

'Once again the North East has demonstrated a cutting edge in innovation and design. The three winning buildings have been singled out by the Royal institute of British Architects as worthy of recognition and I am absolutely delighted for all concerned. It has been a fantastic evening of celebration of our success in the region.'

The RIBA Award winners for the North East were:


Alnwick Garden Pavilion 2008 RIBA Award winner

Alnwick Garden Pavillion

Architect: Hopkins Architects

Client: Alnwick Gardens

Copyright: Paul Tyagi

Award: RIBA Award


Bamburgh Clinic 2008 RIBA Award winner

St Nicholas Hospital

Architect: MAAP Architects

Client: Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust

Copyright: Nick Guttridge

Award: RIBA Award


Lifestyle Academy 2008 RIBA Award winner

Lifestyle Academy

Architect: RMJM Scotland

Client: Newcastle College

Copyright: Chris Gascoigne

Award: RIBA Award



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