Ten projects, ranging from the new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford to the transformation of a medieval Fratry at Carlisle Cathedral have been shortlisted for 2022 RIBA North West Awards.
The Fratry project was featured in the September/October edition of Agora Journal. Direct link to feature: https://online.fliphtml5.com/vqsuo/ppoe/#p=20
From 19 entries in the North West of England, 10 will now be considered for a RIBA Regional Award.
The projects that have been shortlisted are:
- Blossom Street, Manchester by Tim Groom Architects
- Grosvenor East Building at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester by Allies and Morrison
- Health Innovation One at Lancaster University, Lancaster by John McAslan + Partners
- Lancaster Castle, Lancaster by BDP
- Pooley New Bridge, Penrith by Knight Architects
- Special Exhibitions Gallery at Science and Industry Museum, Manchester by Carmody Groarke
- The Fratry, Carlisle by Feilden Fowles
- The Old Library, Liverpool by OMI Architects
- The Welcome Building at RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford by Hodder and Partners
- Two New Bailey Square, Salford by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
RIBA North West Jury Chair, Hazel Rounding welcomed the news:
“The 10 projects shortlisted in the North West this year represent a wide range of typologies and geographic coverage. The quality of the schemes submitted by a variety of exceptional architects stimulated some interesting debate amongst the panel. It is however the integrated ability to embrace environmental consciousness no matter what the scale, budget or timing of design that ties the shortlist together and endorses their contribution to region, community and profession.”
All shortlisted projects will be assessed by a regional jury with the winning projects announced on Thursday 28 April 2022.
Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in the summer.
The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will then be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects, and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.