Nine buildings have been shortlisted for the RIBA North East 2017 Awards, including a Durham University physics centre by Studio Libeskind
Also on the list is Ash Sakula’s Newcastle housing development, The Malings, which was the overall winner at the Housing Design Awards last year, and FaulknerBrowns’ National Centre for the Written Word.
Projects by Howard Litchfield, JDDK Architects, MawsonKerr Architects, Elliott Architects, Doonan Architects and Flanagan Lawrence complete the shortlist.
RIBA North East chair Tim Bailey welcomed said the ‘range and diversity’ of the shortlisted projects ‘showcases the truly inspiring architecture that this region has to offer’.
The shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners announced at the RIBA North East Awards on 19 May at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.
Regional winners will be put forward for the RIBA National Awards, with the successful recipients announced in July. Those collecting national awards will then be considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Acklam Hall, Durham by Howarth Litchfield Partnership
This project involved restoring the Grade-I listed 1689 Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough and transforming it into a mixed-use building for private events, dining and other leisure uses.
Acklam Hall by Howarth Litchfield Partnership
Source: Martin Williams
Live Works, Newcastle upon Tyne by Flanagan Lawrence
Flanagan Lawrence’s Live Works project is part of the evolving cultural quarter in Newcastle and involves transforming the site into a public space for the community. It comprises a new centre for children and young people’s writing, housed in a Grade-II listed Almshouse; a public park in the only remaining Georgian courtyard in the city, and a new building framed by two existing Grade-II listed buildings.
Live Works, Newcastle, by Flanagan Lawrence
Source: Jill Tate
Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Durham University by Studio Libeskind
Durham University commissioned Studio Libeskind to create a new research facility for the study of fundamental physics. The new centre provides 80 new offices for professors, lecturers, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, support staff and visiting academics.
Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Durham University, by Studio Libeskind
Source: Hufton + Crow
Old Post Office, Newcastle upon Tyne by JDDK Architects
JDDK Architects has refurbished this former post office in Newcastle - a Grade-II listed building - upgrading the 3,350m2 headquarters for the National Building Specification, which had been housed in the building for a number of years. It includes a cafe hub, lecture theatre, exhibition space and gym.
Old Post Office, Newcastle, by JDDK Architects
Source: Ann Norman
Shawm House, West Woodburn by MawsonKerr Architects
This barn-like house by MawsonKerr is built on a complex site using locally sourced materials, using a layout based on the historic fortified farmhouses, or ’Bastles’, of the area - with the living space on the first floor. The house is wrapped in a thick larch ’blanket’ and includes a rainwater harvesting system.
Shawm House, West Woodburn, by MawsonKerr Architects
Source: Rob Rhodes
The Dell by Elliott Architects
Elliott Architects’ family home on the outskirts of the market town of Morpeth uses an ‘intentionally rich palette of materials’, such as Bewick woodcut and slate shingle cladding to the lower sections with timber above. It is arranged in a cruciform, dividing the house into areas of varying privacy.
The Dell by Elliot Architects
Source: Jill Tate
The Malings, Newcastle upon Tyne by Ash Sakula Architects
This award-winning housing development on the banks of the Ouseburn, Newcastle, has been built on a former industrial site, once home to Malings Pottery. Some 76 new homes, primarily terraced houses, are arranged on the contours of the steeply sloping site, creating a triangular-shaped communal gathering space at its centre.
The Malings, Newcastle, by Ash Sakula Architects
Source: Jill Tate
The Word, South Shields by FaulknerBrowns Architects
According to FaulknerBrowns, this National Centre for the Written Word incorporates a ’human-centric design’, which places people ’at the heart of the opportunity to interact, learn and delight’. It is designed in a circular form with a large central atrium.
The Word, South Shields, by FaulknerBrowns Architects
Source: Al Crow
Walwick Hall Hotel, Humshaugh by Doonan Architects Ltd
Doonan Architects had converted a Grade-II listed private house, within the Hadrians Wall World Heritage Site, into a country hotel with a newbuild swimming pool. It also includes alterations to the hall, the conversion of an outbuilding into a spa and a biomass heating system.
Walwick Hall Hotel, Humshaugh, by Doonan Architects
Source: Kristen McCluskie