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2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards News

8 May 2022

2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Award winners announced

Grange Pavilion, Benham Architects & IBI Group; Private Home, Swansea, Swansea, Loyn & Co Architects:
2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards

Two projects have been awarded Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) Awards – a house built on the hillside of the Welsh south coast and a vibrant community centre in Cardiff.

The 2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Award winning projects are:

RSAW Jury Chair Sarah Featherstone, said of this year’s award winners:

“This year’s two winners are examples of design excellence in Wales. The jury were bowled over by the spectacular location of the house in Swansea, a steeply sloping site, high up on the coastline offering views of the coastline, within the AONB. In a magnificent stand of pine trees, the property’s glazed atrium contains an internal garden planted with small trees and palms, creating the centrepiece of the house.

In Cardiff, community project Grange Pavillion demonstrates exemplar collaboration, which has transformed the lives of its residents. The building replaces an underused and deteriorating Bowls Club with a new multi-use building which can adapt to the needs of its community.”

Special Awards went to:

  • Grange Pavilion, Client of the Year 2022

RSAW Welsh Architecture Award winners will now be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects later in the year.

There is a good sense of arrival with a transition from the recessed stone clad lower entrance hall up to lower hall up to a light washed, double-height atrium containing an internal garden planted with small trees and palms. This is the centrepiece to the house and very much meets the clients brief who are keen gardeners.

Grange Pavilion, Cardiff
Design: Benham Architects and IBI Group
Grange Pavilion building Cardiff Wales
photograph : James Alexander Foxhall
Grange Pavilion Cardiff
The judges were impressed by this extraordinary community project which exemplifies true collaboration. Four years were invested in community engagement to test interest and need, well before the architect put pen to paper.

Private Residence, Swansea
Design: Loyn & Co Architects
Residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects
photograph : Charles Hosea
Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects
The judges were bowled over by the spectacular location within the AONB, high up on the coastline offering views to the sea and with a magnificent stand of mature pine trees within the garden. This is a replacement house which is larger and relocated forward in the site to maximise on the sea views.

Previously on e-architect:

21 February 2022

RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards 2022 Shortlist

RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards in 2022

Two projects shortlisted for the 2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards

Two projects have been shortlisted for the Royal Society of Architects Wales (RSAW) 2022 architecture awards.

The projects that have been shortlisted are:

• Grange Pavilion, Cardiff, Benham Architects and IBI Group

• Private Residence, Swansea, Loyn & Co Architects

RSAW Jury Chair, Sarah Featherstone, welcomed the news:

“The jury had lively and stimulating conversations around all of the entries and were unanimous in our decision to shortlist these two very exciting projects. Both are quite different – with one being a community hub and the other, a private dwelling but they share a similar sensitivity and distinctiveness in the way they responded to their contexts. Environmental sustainability and social sustainability were high on our agenda and neither project disappointed. We are looking forward to our site visits and the opportunity to experience the buildings in person.”

All shortlisted projects will be assessed by a regional jury, and the winning projects will be announced later this Spring.

RSAW Award winners are considered for several RIBA Special Awards including the RIBA Sustainability Award sponsored by Michelmersh and the RIBA Building of the Year sponsored by Taylor Maxwell.

RSAW 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.

Grange Pavilion, Cardiff
Design: Benham Architects and IBI Group

Grange Pavilion building Cardiff Wales
photograph : James Alexander Foxhall

Grange Pavilion Cardiff Wales

Grange Pavilion, Cardiff building Wales

Grange Pavilion Cardiff interior

Grange Pavilion Cardiff interior design
photographs : Kyle Pearce

Private Residence, Swansea
Design: Loyn & Co Architects

Residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects

New residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects

New property in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects

New Swansea house by Loyn & Co Architects

New Swansea home by Loyn & Co Architects
photographs : Charles Hosea

Architecture Awards

Previously on e-architect:

RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards 2017

RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards in 2017

The Chickenshed
The Chickenshed, Monmouth
photograph : Michael Sinclair

RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture 2016 Shortlist – selection:

City centre community campus, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff:
City centre community campus, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff
photo from award organisers

Caernarfon Castle Entrance Pavilion, Gwynedd:
Caernarfon Castle Entrance Pavilion, Gwynedd
photo : Andy Marshall

Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor, north Wales:
Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor
photo from award organisers

The Chickenshed, Monmouth:
The Chickenshed, Monmouth
photo : Michael Sinclair

Shortlist for the National Eisteddfod of Wales Gold Medal for Architecture

The National Eisteddfod Award

Wales Gold Medal for Architecture Shortlist

Cliff House, Gower:
Cliff House, Gower
photo from award organisers

Cefn Castell, Criccieth, north Wales:
Cefn Castell
photograph : Andrew Wall

Upside down house, Vale of Glamorgan:
Upside down house
photo © Charles Hosea

The Nook, Monmouthshire:
The Nook
photo © Simon Maxwell

2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards images / information from RIBA / RSAW

Royal Society of Architects in Wales – Cymdeithas Frenhinol Penseiri yng Nghymru
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Welsh Architecture

Wales

Welsh Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Museum Of Military Medicine, Britannia Park, Harbour Drive
Architecture: Scott Brownrigg Architects
Museum Of Military Medicine Cardiff building design
image courtesy of Scott Brownrigg
Museum Of Military Medicine

Cardiff University Innovation Campus
Design: Hawkins\Brown ; HOK ; BDP ; DPP
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
image from architecture office
Cardiff University Innovation Campus

Cardiff Architecture

Swansea Architecture

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