A Passivhaus retrofit and Civic Centre are among the five projects shortlisted from 10 entries for this year's RIBA North East Awards.
RIBA Jury Chair, Amrit Naru from ADP Architecture, welcomed the news:
“I am delighted to see practices throughout the North East continue to deliver state of the art, forward thinking and world class buildings. This visionary attitude has given us the privilege to consider a wide range of commendable projects. The judges were exceptionally impressed with the high calibre of submitted entries and applaud all of the shortlisted practices and their projects.”
This year's shortlisted projects are:
- Floating House, Northumberland by Elliott Architects Ltd.
- Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne by FaulknerBrowns Architects
- North Bank, Northumberland by Elliott Architects Ltd.
- Seaton Delaval Hall – Brewhouse, Northumberland by Mosedale Gillatt Architects
- Shepherds Barn, County Durham by LEAP
All shortlisted projects will be assessed by a regional jury with the winning projects announced later this spring.
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 the summer.
The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will then be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects, and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.
If you are a member of the press seeking more information on the RIBA North East Awards shortlist (including access to images) please email Amy Tomlinson.