All five of the projects shortlisted for RIBA Awards in Wales have picked up Regional Awards, with gongs going to small budget projects and private houses
Accolades went to Rural Office for Architecture’s ‘modern interpretation of a barn’, a housing development on a tight site in Dina Powys by Hoole and Walmsley Architects, a ‘brave’ private house by Loyn + Co, and the restoration of a chapel left derelict for 400 years, which also bagged the scheme’s architect Michael Davies of Davies Sutton Architects the region’s Architect of the Year Award.
An ‘understated’ visitor centre by Donald Insall Associates which judges said ‘fits seamlessly into the beautiful port environment’ scooped the region’s Building of the Year Award. The scheme was also nominated for the Wales Gold Medal for Architecture back in July 2013.
The winners will now be put forward for the RIBA National Awards, with the lucky recipients announced in June.
RIBA Wales Regional Awards winners
- Copper Kingdom by Donald Insall Associates
- Galilee Chapel by Davies Sutton Architects
- New Barn by Rural Office for Architecture
- Private House by Hoole and Walmsley Architects
- Stormy Castle by Loyn + Co
Special Awards winners
Architect of the Year Michael Davies of Davies Sutton Architects
Emerging Architect of the Year Hoole and Walmsley Architects
Client of the Year Private client for Stormy Castle by Loyn + Co
Building of the Year Copper Kingdom by Donald Insall Associates
Small Project Award New Barn by Rural Office for Architecture
Revealed: Winners of RIBA/RSAW Wales Regional Awards