There were five winners from the North East region which included:
• CitySpace, Sunderland
• Cooper’s Studios, Newcastle
• The Great North Museum, Newcastle
• The City Library, Newcastle
• The Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees
RIBA Director Jon Jo MacNamara said about the 2010 RIBA Award winners:
'The RIBA Awards reflect not only the state of British architecture but also that of its economy. In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of the RIBA Awards this year’s winners demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas. The RIBA Awards always give an opportunity for gem-like small projects and less established practices to shine through and this year is no exception. Far from being a size prize, the RIBA Awards are for buildings that offer value to people’s lives. I am looking forward to seeing an exciting RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.'