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Welsh Architecture Awards 2016 shortlist

Six buildings have been shortlisted for the RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards, the first stage of the RIBA Awards 2016.

The Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) announced today that six buildings have been shortlisted for the RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards - the first stage of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Awards 2016. From the 10 entries submitted, the six shortlisted buildings in Wales this year are:

  • Cardiff and Vale College by BDP
  • Welsh National Sailing Academy, Pwllheli by Ellis Williams Architects
  • Llandegfedd Visitor Centre and Watersports Centre by Hall + Bednarczyk Architects
  • Cardigan Castle by Purcell
  • Pump House, Barry by Ellis Williams Architects
  • Burry Port Community Primary School by Architype with Property Design, Carmarthenshire County Council

All shortlisted buildings will be visited by the regional jury, comprising two architects and a non-architect ‘lay assessor’, in the coming weeks, with the winning buildings announced on 28 April. Winners of Welsh Architecture Awards will be considered for a RIBA National Award, which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award winning buildings later in the year.


Notes to editors:

  1. For further information and access to high-resolution images please contact David Rossington or Mary Wrenn at RSAW: 029 20 228987 or email
  2. RIBA Awards have run continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award-winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country. RIBA Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows.
  3. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. The Royal Society of Architects in Wales is the Wales Region of the RIBA and represents around 700 Chartered Architects in Wales. See for further information.

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