A new hospital in Bristol, a dogs and cats home in Gloucestershire, a food production facility in Somerset and a new St Ives gallery are just four of the thirteen buildings that have been shortlisted from 35 entries in the South West.
Five new and reconfigured houses will be hoping to catch the judges eye for the RIBA House of the Year that is judged later in the year. Two housing developments at Bristol and Temple Cloud in Somerset are showing how RIBA architects can support better designed homes in the drive to increase numbers of new homes.
As Regional Director Jon Watkins said, ‘the Awards always bring out the best in local and national architects across our vast region, and this year’s shortlist offers quality, diversity of type and scale, excellence in design, and lots of delight’.
As well as the prestigious RIBA South West Building of the Year Award, the shortlist will also produce a number of other category winners including Tobermore Client of the Year, Taylor Maxwell Project Architect of the Year, and the Geberit Sustainability Award. Eight projects are by new and established practices with bases in the South West including Mitchell Eley Gould, James Grayley Architects, Emmett Russell, BDP, O’LearyGoss Architects, Orme Ltd, Gillespie Yunnie and Stan Bolt Architect.
The thirteen buildings in the running include:
- The Gasworks, Gloucestershire (Chris Dyson Architects)
- Cotswold Dogs & Cats Home, Gloucestershire (Mitchell Eley Gould)
- Duncan Cottage, Bath (James Grayley Architects)
- Challender Court, Bristol (Emmett Russell Architects)
- Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol (BDP)
- Clevedon Pier 2018, Clevedon (O’LearyGoss Architects)
- Temple Gardens, Somerset (Archio Ltd)
- Charlie Bigham’s Food Production Campus Phase 1, Somerset (Feilden Fowles)
- Mill Farm Barns, nr Glastonbury (Orme Ltd)
- Coastal House, Devon (6a Architects)
- Old Quay, Devon (Gillespie Yunnie Architects)
- New Tate St Ives (Jamie Fobert with Evans & Shalev)
- Pengwynver, Cornwall (Stan Bolt Architect)
The winners will be announced at an evening event at the Apex Hotel, Bath on 16 May hosted by Melissa Mean, Head of Arts at the Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol.
If successful, the 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, the best new 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.