RIBA AWARDS / NORTH-WEST
PRIVATE HOUSE, ALLERTON, LIVERPOOL Shed KM Client: Jonathan Falkingham The diagram of this house is extremely clear, and this rigour is carried through into the internal organisation, choice of materials and detailing. A carefully balanced and harmonious relationship has been achieved between old and new, with the two masonry elements both linked and separated by a glazed entrance hall.
£1 million. 400m
BRINDLEY ARTS CENTRE, RUNCORN, CHESHIRE John Miller + Partners Client: Halton Borough Council The clarity of organisation and welcoming environment of this building quickly become clear on entering its curved, two-storey foyer. Filled with light, it leads the eye up to all of the main events - the auditorium, black box, café and bar - and generates a surprising sense of spaciousness.
£7.2 million. 2,900m 31
BLACKFRIARS ROAD, SALFORD OMI Architects Client: OMI Group OMI Architects has converted the Grade IIlisted Salford baths into four studios, including one for its own offi ce.
The result is simple and stylish, where the old and new forge interesting relationships, and, despite the modest budget, there is the feel and appearance of quality.