The renovation of Auckland Castle and the conversion of Sunderland fire station into an amplified music venue are among the four projects that have been shortlisted for RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East Awards 2024.
The shortlisted projects are:
- Auckland Castle, Tower and Faith Museum, County Durham, by Níall McLaughlin Architects & Purcell
- Fire Station Auditorium, Sunderland, by Flanagan Lawrence and delivery architect Howarth Litchfield
- Percy Cottage, Northumberland, by Elliott Architects
- Raven Tower, Northumberland, by NEWTON ARCHITECTS with s h e d STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
RIBA North East Jury Chair Emily Posey, Associate of Eric Parry Architects, said:
"This year’s shortlisted projects are playful in their creative use of design interventions. Covering a range of typologies, these buildings have all made a positive contribution to their North East locality: whether socially, environmentally or through clear concept and materiality combined.
"The challenges of the brief have been met with unique responses, while bringing joy to the architectural process and end-user experience.”
The RIBA Regional Awards shortlists for 2024 will be announced from 8 to 23 February. Check back throughout this period for shortlist publications.
All projects shortlisted for RIBA Regional Awards will be visited by a regional jury, and the winning projects will be announced later this spring.
The winners will then be considered for several RIBA Special Awards, including the RIBA Sustainability Award and RIBA Building of the Year, before being considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award, which will be announced in summer.
The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize – the UK’s best new building – will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects, and announced in September. The Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.