RIBA AWARDS / NORTHERN IRELAND
FALLS LEISURE CENTRE Kennedy Fitzgerald & Associates Client: Belfast City Council Situated on a key site marking a 'peaceline' between the Falls Road and Shankhill areas of Belfast, the Falls Leisure Centre is a critical project in a series of regeneration initiatives. It is a heroic, open building, and its courageous use of different coloured glass brings life to the street and welcomes in the community.
£5.682 million. 4,115m 2KINNAIRD STREET OFFICE Mackel & Doherty Architects Client: Michael Doherty This is the architect's own office in Belfast. It consists of three terraced houses, the first of which has housed the practice for several years. The street frontage is essentially unchanged and only hints at the transformation within, where the original office now provides support accommodation for the new working spaces - a set of connected volumes - in the two other houses.