RIBA Northwest Awards Shortlist 2018 Winners, Shortlisted Buildings, Architecture, Projects
RIBA Northwest Awards Shortlist 2018
Royal Institute of British Architects – UK Shortlisted Buildings + Architects News
27 Mar 2018
2018 RIBA Northwest Awards Shortlist
Nine buildings Shortlisted
9 buildings have been shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA Northwest (Royal Institute of British Architects) Awards; the winners will be announced at an Awards evening at One Fine Day, Liverpool on 16th May 2018.
RIBA Northwest Awards Shortlisted Buildings
101 Embankment, Manchester
by Flanagan Lawrence
photo © Allan Crow (Hufton & Crow)
Bright Building, Manchester
photo © Nick Caville
Liverpool’s Royal Court, Liverpool
by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
photo © Timothy Soar
The Royal Court Theatre is a theatre located at 1 Roe Street in Liverpool, England. The current Royal Court Theatre was opened on 17 October 1938, after fire destroyed its predecessor. It was rebuilt in Art Deco style and soon became Liverpool’s premier theatre.
Maggies Centre in Oldham, Oldham by dRMM Architects
photo © Jasmin Sohi
The world’s first permanent building created using hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT). Designed by architects, de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) Maggie’s Oldham is the first building to utilise the beauty and strength of the sustainable material. The completed building will have a playfulness and warmth that supports the central aims of the design – to uplift and offer hope to people affected by cancer, and is constructed entirely of American tulipwood CLT.
Storyhouse, Chester by Bennetts Associates & Ellis Williams
photo © Peter Cook
Storyhouse is a large, mixed-use cultural building in Chester, England, which opened in May 2017. The complex includes a theatre, cinema, restaurant and the city library. It is housed in the remodelled 1936 Odeon Cinema, a grade-II-listed building, together with a newly built extension to hold the theatre auditorium.
Timekeepers Square, Salford by Buttress
photo © Daniel Hopkinson
University of Manchester Schuster Annexe Building, Manchester by Hawkins\Brown
photo © Jack Hobhouse
Walk the Plank, Salford by Architectural Emporium
photo © Simon Buckley
Walk the Plank are a British group of artists, theatre makers, pyrotechnicians and event engineers who specialise in outdoor arts/theatre, touring performance and pyrotechnics. Their administrative base is in Salford, Greater Manchester and they have workshop facilities in Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall.
XYZ Spinningfields Building, Manchester by Cartwright Pickard
photo © Daniel Hundven-Clements
XYZ Spinningfields is sited on the last empty plot at the prestigious Spinningfields development in Manchester. The speculative ten-storey, 22,600m2 workspace building commissioned by Allied London is specifically aimed at the fast expanding TMT (technology, media and telecommunications).
Andrew Ruffler, Regional Director said: “Once again it seems that the bar in the Northwest has been raised, and we congratulate all of the shortlisted practices in what was another competitive selection process. Each of the shortlisted buildings, which span a range of locations, uses and sizes, have elements which elevate them above the ordinary, and it is fantastic to see that a number of Northwest based practices have been involved in their design and delivery.
For the second year in succession, the region has been unable to shortlist a building which would qualify for the Northwest’s Small Project Award, and it is a future challenge to rectify this by identifying and celebrating those innovative projects which have been delivered on a tight budget.”
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