A bridge, an urban extension, a concert hall extension and a museum are among the 13 projects shortlisted from 40 entries for this year's RIBA South West Awards.
Five new and reconfigured houses including the Corten Courtyard House in Bristol have also been shortlisted. Nansledan urban extension at Newquay highlights how RIBA architects are creating better places for people to live.
Six projects are by new and established practices based in the South West including Stonewood Design, Barefoot Architects, Prewett Bizley, BDP and Purcell.
RIBA South West Regional Director Jon Watkins welcomed the news:
"RIBA Awards have again brought out the best in architects from across the UK and Europe across our vast region, and this year’s shortlist offers quality, diversity of type and scale, excellence in design, and lots of delight."
This year’s shortlisted projects are:
- St George’s Bristol, by Patel Taylor
- Corten Courtyard House, Bristol, by Barefoot Architects
- Windward House, Gloucestershire, by Alison Brooks Architects
- Malmesbury House, Wiltshire by Prewett Bizley
- Delicious House, Corsham, by Stonewood Design
- Bath Schools of Art & Design, by Grimshaw
- Mulberry Park Community Hub, Bath, by BDP
- The Story of Gardening, Somerset, by Stonewood Design with Mark Thomas Architects plus Henry Fagan Engineering
- Devon Passivhaus, by McLean Quinlan
- Tintagel Castle Footbridge, Cornwall, by Ney & Partners and William Matthews Associates
- Nansledan, Newquay, by ADAM Architecture with Purl Design, Yiangou Architects, Francis Roberts Architects, and Alan Leather Associates
- Kresen Kernow, Redruth, by Purcell
- Redhill Barn, Devon, by TYPE Studio
The RIBA Awards are judged by visiting each shortlisted project in person. In line with current advice to prevent the spread of illness, judging of all RIBA Awards for buildings is postponed. Provided it is safe to do so, we hope to resume judging in due course and to conclude the awards programme in the second half of this year.
Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the best new building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced after this.
Projects are considered for several RIBA Special Awards including the RIBA Sustainability Award sponsored by Michelmersh, RIBA Project Architect of the Year sponsored by Taylor Maxwell, and RIBA South West Building of the year sponsored by Equitone.
If you are a member of the press wanting more information on the RIBA South West Awards shortlist (including access to images) then please email Jon.Watkins@riba.org.