RIBA AWARDS - WESSEX
Jury chair - Robert Dye Lay assessor - Sarah Langton-Lockton Regional representative - Peter Kent SS GREAT BRITAIN AND HISTORIC DOCKYARD, BRISTOL Architect: Alec French Architects www. alecfrench. co. uk Client: SS Great Britain Trust The project preserves and restores the SS Great Britain in its original dry dock. A glass waterline plate and dehumidi-cation below protect the iron hull. Internally the hull is accurately restored and made fully accessible. Dockside workshops have been converted into a museum with a bridge connection to the ship.
Contract value: £11.5 million
DAIRY HOUSE, SOMERSET Architect: SCDLP Client: Private A dairy on a 250ha estate was converted and extended as a fivebedroom house. The extension has retaining walls of massive stone blocks excavated on the site. Its envelope is of oak planks, dried on the estate, separated by spacers to allow air circulation.
Contract value: £478,000
ROOM 13, BRISTOL Architect: Mitchell Taylor Workshop www. mitchelltaylorworkshop. co. uk Client: Hartcliffe Primary School This 100m 2 primary school building provides space for pupils to run their own studio alongside resident artists. While it is simply built in timber frame, lined in fairfaced blockwork, the two rooflights are striking. The studio is superinsulated and heated by a ground-source heat pump with earth tubing below the playground.
Contract value: £130,000