Shortlist for RIBA Northern Ireland Awards 2017 revealed

Six buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA Northern Ireland Awards 2017.

The buildings that have been shortlisted are:

  • Ballymena Health & Care Centre by Hoskins Architects and Keppie Design
  • Clogher House, Lisburn, by McGarry Moon Architects
  • Fallahogey Studio, Kilrea, by McGarry Moon Architects
  • Linen Loft, Belfast, by McDowell+Bostock Architects
  • St Bernadette’s Church Refurbishment Phase 1, Belfast, by Kennedy FitzGerald Architects
  • Tireighter Cairn, Park Co. Derry, by Broadstone Architects

All shortlisted buildings will now be further assessed on site by the regional jury with the winning buildings announced at an event in May. The 2017 jury for Northern Ireland is made up of distinguished architects Alastair Hall (Hall McKnight) and Kieran McGonigle (McGonigle McGrath) and the lay judge is world renowned artist Colin Davidson.

Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings later in the year.

Ciarán Fox, Director of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), said:

“This year’s shortlist takes in a wide range of projects including housing, offices, restoration and public buildings. It is encouraging to see the high standard of architecture being achieved across so many sectors. We are fortunate to have such talented architects working in Northern Ireland and we’re working hard to create the conditions to allow that talent to flourish.”

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Notes:

  • RIBA is the Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) is a charity which aims to deliver public benefit through the promotion of architecture. It works in partnership with RIBA and represents over 700 Chartered Architects in Northern Ireland.
  • RIBA Awards have run continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award-winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the UK. RIBA Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows.
Posted on Wednesday 29th March 2017
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