Twenty three projects, ranging from a former prison to a reconstruction of a Roman villa, have been shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South West Awards.
The shortlisted projects are:
- Argal Home Farm by Woldon Architects
- Ashridge Estate by Daykin Marshall Studio
- Beezantium by Invisible Studio
- Blackbird by _andlyons architects with Hamish Hereford
- Cove Ridge by Coffey Architects
- Cowshed by David Kohn Architects
- Dazzle by BEAM Architects
- East Quay by Invisible Studio
- Forest Road SNUG home by Ecomotive
- House with Courtyards by Invisible Studio
- Innovation Studio by Peter Cook
- Made of Sand by Studio Weave
- Market Hall, Devonport by Le Page Architects Limited
- Orchard View by Hayward Smart Architects
- Park House by Designscape Architects
- Pinwheel by BEAM Architects
- Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- The Bodmin Jail Hotel and Visitor Attraction by Twelve Architects & Masterplanners
- The Old Dairy by James Grayley Architects
- The Pottering Shed by Studio MUTT
- The Roman Villa Experience by Stonewood Design
- University of Bristol Senate House by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Wootton Bassett Infants' School by NVB Architects
South West Jury Chair and Principal at McMahon Architecture, Louise McMahon said:
“This year's wealth of shortlisted projects is a demonstration of the extremely high and exciting standard of architecture within the South West region. Across all typologies the skill and ingenuity on show from both architects and clients is joyously evident; from inspiring community led regeneration projects, to creative repurposing of existing buildings and intriguing, finely detailed, interventions in the landscape. Sustainability is central to many projects, and it is heartening to see these principles playing such a prominent role in the design process."
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 also 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.
If you are a member of the press seeking more information on the RIBA South West Awards shortlist (including access to images) please email Eleanor Finlay.