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Six buildings shortlisted for the RIBA North East Awards 2021

There are six projects that have been shortlisted for the 2021 RIBA North East awards.

16 March 2020

A Passivhaus, university buildings and a company headquarters are among the six buildings which have been shortlisted for this year’s RIBA North East Awards.

Oak Tree Passivhaus © Jill Tate

RIBA North East Regional Director, Amanda Khan, welcomed the news:

“The North East region continues to play host to a remarkable array of carefully crafted buildings. I congratulate all practices who have been shortlisted in this competitive process. We received a high standard of entries from a range of national and international practices. It’s great to see so many North East-based practices in the running, representing the wealth of talent that we have in our region.”

Tombola House © James Newton

The six projects that have been shortlisted are:

Teesside University Student Life Building © David Cadzow

This year's awards sponsors for special awards include Michelmersh for the Sustainability Award, Taylor Maxwell for the Project Architect of the Year and Emerging Architect of the Year award and Equitone for the Building of the Year award.

Due to ongoing public health concerns, judging for the 2020 RIBA UK Awards was postponed to 2021. The 2021 RIBA UK Awards (including Regional, National and the RIBA Stirling Prize) will be selected from the shortlist for the 2020 RIBA Regional, RSUA, RIAS, and RSAW Awards.

Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the best new building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced after this.

If you are a member of the press wanting more information on the RIBA North East Awards shortlist (including access to images) then please email

The Beam © Kristen McCluskie

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