From the restoration of a Cathedral's claustral buildings to a new center for the YMCA, twelve unique projects are now in the running to win RIBA Regional Awards in the North East.
RIBA North East Chair, Tim Bailey, praised the selection as ‘excellent’ and noted the vast breadth of the projects from new builds to conservation works and refurbishments. There’s even another restored pier on the list (only this time it’s in Sunderland).
He said projects at large and small scales and in urban, suburban and rural settings ‘illustrates the value and impact that great design can bring to any setting and all communities.’
Each of the buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury and the winning buildings will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 24 May at The Museum Gardens, York hosted by Harry Gration from BBC One Yorkshire.
The twelve projects on the shortlist for 2018 are:
- 113-115 Ouseburn Road by Miller Partnership Architects
- Earl Grey House by Elliott Architects Ltd
- Durham Cathedral Open Treasure by Purcell
- Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre by Brightblue Studio
- Restoration and Regeneration of Roker Pier and Lighthouse by Beaumont Brown Architects LLP
- St Andrew’s Road by Elliott Architects Ltd
- Student Central by Ryder Architecture
- The Boiler House, Newcastle University by Howarth Litchfield Partnership
- The Dell by Elliott Architects Ltd
- The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre by Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Ltd
- Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University by Hawkins\Brown with Ryder Architecture
- YMCA North Tyneside by Grace Choi Architecture
All of these buildings are potential RIBA Regional Award winners. If they are successful, they 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 new best building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings in July and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.