RIBA AWARDS / NORTH WEST
Chair of jury: Paul Hyett Regional representative: David McCall Lay assessor: Simon Calder
LYMM WATER TOWER Ellis Williams Architects Client: the Harris family This conversion and extension to a Grade II-listed structure is a project where ambition, patience and determination have triumphed over adversity. Light, water and materials are managed to great effect to produce an accomplished and confident piece of work.
So much is possible when designer and client work closely and confidently together - especially when they enjoy themselves.
£500,000. 500m 2
RESEARCH AREA FACILITY Amec Design & Project Services Interior design of atrium:
Stephenson Bell Architects Client: AstraZeneca A major drug company required state-of-the-art research laboratories in the form of a 20,000m 2 extension to existing buildings, so this was inevitably a highly complex and demanding brief. The result is an exemplary translation of that complex proposal into a clear, functional and intelligent diagram, the simplicity of which eloquently masks the enormous sophistication of the planning.
£65 million. 20,000m 2
MOHO Shed KM Client: Urban Splash Sixty years after the first post-war implementation of prefabricated housing, Urban Splash has developed a new, sophisticated form of factory-produced residential work. MoHo - a development of 102 apartments - shows that there really is a role for factory-formed accommodation for dense urban living, and it offers the adventurous marketplace, young or old, a wonderful, robust and economic alternative.
£8.9 million. 10,205m 2