2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards

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2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards News

21 February 2024

Eight projects shortlisted for RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards 2024

RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards in 2024

This year, Hay Castle, Swansea Arena and the King’s Gate at Caernarfon Castle are in the running to be crowned the best in Wales.

Sbarc | spark, Cardiff University, Cardiff, by Hawkins\Brown:
Sbarc | spark, Cardiff University, Cardiff, by Hawkins\Brown - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Will Scott Photography

2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards Shortlist

Wednesday 21 February – The regeneration of a medieval castle, the world’s first social science research park and the conversion of a Grade II-listed stable block into a family home are among eight projects shortlisted for the RSAW (Royal Society of Architects in Wales) Welsh Architecture Awards 2024.

The projects that have been shortlisted are:

• Edge House, Ceredigion, by Hyde + Hyde Architects
• Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, by MICA Architects
• King’s Gate, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, by Buttress Architects
• Maindee Triangle, Newport, by KHBT
• Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre Cafe, Pwlheli, by Mark Wray Architects, Sanderson Sculpture and FOLD Structural Engineers
• Plas Hendy Stable Block, Monmouth, by Studio Brassica Architects
• Sbarc | spark, Cardiff University, Cardiff, by Hawkins\Brown
• Swansea Arena, Swansea, by ACME

Swansea Arena, Swansea, by ACME:
Swansea Arena building interior - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Hufton+Crow

RSAW Jury Chair Kevin Hong, Associate Director and Studio Lead of AtkinsRealis Cardiff, said:

“From heritage and conservation projects to education and domestic dwellings, the shortlist reflects sensitive skill and execution of varying scales and building typologies.

Hay Castle – View from Honesty Bookshop:
Hay Castle view from Honesty Bookshop - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Andy Stagg

“The theme of regeneration and the buildings strong sense of place were at the forefront of jury discussions. Whether through bold domestic, cultural and community interventions, or the innovative reuse of our built heritage, they show ambition to revitalise our towns, cities, and rural settings.

Edge House, Ceredigion, by Hyde + Hyde Architects:
Edge House, Ceredigion, by Hyde + Hyde Architects - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Martin Gardner

“These projects show how good architecture can play a key role in safeguarding our built heritage and developing a culture of social innovation.”

2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards Shortlisted Buildings

King’s Gate, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, by Buttress Architects:
King's Gate, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, by Buttress Architects - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Daniel Hopkinson

King's Gate, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Wales
photo : Daniel Hopkinson

Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, by MICA Architects:
Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye, by MICA Architects - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Andy Stagg

Sbarc | spark, Cardiff University, Cardiff, by Hawkins\Brown:
Sbarc | spark, Cardiff University Wales building - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Will Scott Photography

Swansea Arena Building, Swansea, by ACME:
Swansea Arena by ACME - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Johan Butenschøn Skre

The RIBA Regional Awards shortlists for 2024 will be announced from 8 to 23 February.

All projects shortlisted for RIBA Regional Awards will be visited by a regional jury, and the winning projects will be announced later this spring.

Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre Cafe, Pwlheli, by Mark Wray Architects, Sanderson Sculpture and FOLD Structural Engineers:
Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre Cafe, Pwlheli - 2024 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards
photo : Gareth Jenkins Photography

Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre Cafe, Pwlheli, Wales
photo : Gareth Jenkins Photography

The winners will then be considered for several RIBA Special Awards, including the RIBA Sustainability Award and RIBA Building of the Year, before being considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award, which will be announced in summer.

Edge House, Ceredigion, by Hyde + Hyde Architects:
Edge House, Ceredigion, Wales property
photo : Martin Gardner

The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize – the UK’s best new building – will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning projects, and announced in September. The Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.

Plas Hendy Stable Block, Monmouth, by Studio Brassica Architects:
Plas Hendy Stable Block, Monmouth
photo : Francesco Montaguti

Plas Hendy Stable Block, Monmouth, Wales
photo : Francesco Montaguti

Maindee Triangle, Newport, by KHBT:
Maindee Triangle, Newport, by KHBT
photo : Johannes Marburg

Maindee Triangle, Newport music stage
photo : Maindee Unlimited

Previously on e-architect:

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.

2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Awards

The 2022 RSAW Welsh Architecture Award winning projects are:

Grange Pavilion, Cardiff
Design: Benham Architects and IBI Group
Grange Pavilion building Cardiff Wales
photograph : James Alexander Foxhall
Grange Pavilion Cardiff

Private Residence, Swansea
Design: Loyn & Co Architects
Residence in Swansea by Loyn & Co Architects
photograph : Charles Hosea
Swansea Home by Loyn & Co Architects

Wales

Architecture Awards

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: HawkinsBrown ; HOK ; BDP ; DPP
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
image from architecture office
Cardiff University Innovation Campus

Cardiff Architecture

Swansea Architecture

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