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13 buildings shortlisted for RIBA Awards in the South West 13 buildings shortlisted for RIBA Awards in the South West

A new hospital at Bristol, a dogs and cats home in Gloucestershire, a food production facility in Somerset and a new gallery at St Ives are just four of the thirteen buildings that have all been shortlisted from 35 entries in the South West.

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.

Cotswold Dogs and Cats Home © Peter Cook

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.

Pengwynver ©James Ram

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.

Clevedon Pier © Craig Auckland

The thirteen buildings in the running include:

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.

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