The restoration of Newcastle Cathedral and Sunderland’s new City Hall are among six projects that have been shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East Awards.
The shortlisted projects are:
- 17nineteen by Mosedale Gillatt Architects
- City Hall by Faulkner Brown Architects
- Gilesgate, Durham by Building Design (Northern) Ltd
- Godwit House - MawsonKerr
- Newcastle Cathedral: Common Ground in Sacred Space by Purcell
- St. Hilda’s Church and Kirkleatham Parish Centre by Chance de Silva
RIBA North East Jury Chair Rupert Goddard, Partner at Sheppard Robson, said:
“The shortlisted projects celebrate the rich architectural heritage of the North East, making positive design statements with a clear commitment to their individual settings. Covering a range of scales - as well as urban, suburban and rural settings - the selected schemes celebrate design excellence, ingenuity and low-carbon approaches with ingenuity and vitality. The designs all demonstrate compelling and legible creative visions, with clear connections to place, craft and the communities to which they belong.”
All shortlisted projects will be assessed by a regional jury, and the winning projects will be announced later this Spring.
Regional Award winners are considered for several RIBA Special Awards including the RIBA Sustainability Award and the RIBA Building of the Year.
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 the summer.
The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will then be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects, and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.
The RIBA Small Project of the Year is sponsored by Gaggenau and RIBA Building of the Year is sponsored by EH Smith. The Sustainability Award is sponsored by Autodesk.
If you are a member of the press seeking more information on the RIBA North East Awards shortlist (including access to images) please email Ryan Johnston.