LDN’s revamp of The Piece Hall in Halifax has cleaned up at the RIBA Yorkshire awards, taking home a trio of the special category prizes, including the region’s Building of the Year award
The practice’s transformation and restoration of the the Grade I-listed 18th century cloth hall, which was also handed the Conservation of the Year title, was among seven RIBA regional award winners announced at a ceremony in York last night.
LDN Architects’ Mark Hopton, who worked on the £19 million scheme, walked away with the RIBA Yorkshire Project Architect of the Year award.
Chosen from a shortlist of 13 projects, there were also regional gongs for Leeds-based Group Ginger, Bond Bryan, Cartwright Pickard, Tonkin Liu, and Evans Vettori, whose Square Chapel Arts Centre next door to the Piece Hall finally completed last year after more than a decade on the drawing board.
Chair of the judging panel Roger Hawkins of Hawkins\Brown said: ‘There’s a huge diversity in the range of award-winners this year, from a humble, but beautifully designed bird hide, nestled four miles down a single-track road in Driffield, to a sympathetically restored and conserved majestic Piece Hall and local library in Halifax, showing that good architecture is possible on many different scales.
’It’s also great to see so many regional practices on this year’s list.’
All the regional award winners will now be put forward for the RIBA National Awards, the winners of which will be announced on 21 June. National award-winners will then be considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize, which is announced in October.
RIBA regional winners
Albert Works, Sheffield, by Cartwright Pickard Architects
Albert Works, Sheffield by Cartwright Pickard Architects
Source: Tom Kahler
National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster, by Bond Bryan Architects
National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster by Bond Bryan Architects
Source: Phil Grayston
Old Shed New House, North Yorkshire, by Tonkin Liu
Old Shed New House, North Yorkshire by Tonkin Liu
Source: Alex Peacock
Scarborough Market Hall and Vaults, Scarborough, by Group Ginger Architects
Scarborough Market Hall and Vaults, Scarborough by Group Ginger Architects
Source: Jim Stephenson
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, by Evans Vettori
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax by Evans Vettori
Source: Mark Hadden
The Hide, Driffield, by Group Ginger Architects
The Hide, Driffield by Group Ginger Architects
Source: Jim Stephenson
The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives, Halifax, by LDN Architects
The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives, Halifax by LDN Architects
Source: Bruce Fitzgerald
Special award winners
- RIBA Yorkshire Sustainability Award sponsored by Geberit – National College for High Speed Rail by Bond Bryan Architects
- RIBA Yorkshire Conservation Award – The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives, Halifax by LDN Architects
- RIBA Yorkshire Client of the Year Award sponsored by Tobermore – Richard Hampshire at The Hide by Group Ginger Architects
- RIBA Yorkshire Project Architect of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Maxwell – Mark Hopton of LDN Architects for The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives, Halifax
- RIBA Yorkshire Building of the Year Award, sponsored by Artifice Press – The Piece Hall and Calderdale Central Library and Archives, Halifax
- Small Project of the Year Award – Old Shed New House by Tonkin Liu