RIBA AWARDS - NORTH WEST
Jury Chair - Greg Penoyre Lay Assessor - Suzanne McCarthy Regional Representative - David Simister
BUDENBERG HAUS PROJEKTE, ALTRINCHAM, MANCHESTER Architect: Foster + Partners www. fosterandpartners. com Client: Urban Splash Group This block of flats steps down seven storeys from the nearby industrial buildings to the local housing, with 290 flats facing on to the waterside. Prefabrication is used extensively and carbon emissions are reduced through the use of combined heat and power.
Contract value: £30 million
MANCHESTER TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE, SHUDEHILL, MANCHESTER Architect: Ian Simpson Architects and Jefferson Sheard Architects www. iansimpsonarchitects. com www. jeffersonsheard. com Client: GMPTE The interchange between buses, the Metro and car parking is integrated to form a single, cohesive entity. Horizontal bands of fritted glass to the car park animate the facade.
Contract value: £19.8 million
DEVONSHIRE PRIMARY SCHOOL, BLACKPOOL Architect: BDP www. bdp. co. uk Client: Blackpool Borough Council This building adopts the government's 'beehive school' concept of school projects and has an internal street running east to west, with learning houses facing north for good daylight. Playdecks face south.
The roof of the main hall is fully accessible as a landscaped technology garden.
Contract value: £6.5 million
LIVER STREET CAR PARK, LIVERPOOL Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects www. wilkinsoneyre. com Client: Grosvenor Part of the Paradise Street Development Area masterplan, this essentially orthogonal building has brightly coloured ramps cantilevered out of the building to add dynamism to the facade, which is of fibreglass panels.
Contract value: £9.6 million