Just two projects in the North East have picked up 2015 RIBA Regional Awards
A £50 million centre for medical health patients which ‘connects to the landscape’ by Medical Architecture and LA Architects’ ‘well-planned’ seafront scheme featuring a tourist information centre, performance space, conference spaces and a café are the only two schemes in the North East to pick up accolades in this year’s awards.
The two winning schemes were chosen from an initial shortlist of six projects which also included private houses by JDDK and Greenwell Design, flats by Anthony Keith Architects and a gold-clad office block by Faulkner Browns.
Mike Lawless of LA Architects picked up the region’s Architect of the Year Award while the award for the region’s top client went to the NHS Foundation Trust responsible for the commissioning of Hopewood Park.
RIBA North East Award winners
- Haven Point, South Shields by LA Architects
- Hopewood Park, Sunderland by Medical Architecture
Special Award winners
- Client of the Year Award Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust for Hopewood Park
- Project Architect of the Year Mike Lawless of LA Architects
Jury chair Tim Bailey, said: ‘A pleasingly wide range of building types have been entered for 2015 RIBA North East Awards with some very special highlights demonstrating ambition in the region.’
The winning schemes will now all go on to be considered for national awards with the lucky winners announced in June.
Those collecting national awards will then be running for the 2015 Stirling Prize.