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RSUA Design Awards 2022 Shortlist

16 February 2022

New Northern Irish Awards – Architecture + Buildings Shortlist News

Nine projects shortlisted for RSUA Design Awards 2022

Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing Development – Derry : HLM Architects with Hall Black Douglas Architects
Áras na bhFál – Belfast : ARdMackel Architects with Paul McAlister Architects
Áras Uí Chonghaile – Belfast : McGurk Architects
Davagh Forest Observatory – Cookstown : ARC-EN
Erskine House – Belfast : TODD Architects
Everogue Lane – Crossgar : Hall Black Douglas Architects
House Ballyscullion – Bellaghy : McGonigle McGrath
House in the Glebe – Ballymena : Marshall McCann Architects
North West Multi Modal Transport Hub – Derry : Consarc Design Group

RSUA Design Awards 2022 Shortlist News

The search for the best works of architecture in Northern Ireland in 2022 has been narrowed down to the final nine following a rigorous judging process by an expert panel of architects from across Ireland and Great Britain. Each of the projects shortlisted for the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) Design Awards will now be visited for a second round of judging and the winners will be announced in late April.

Ciarán Fox, Director of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects welcomed the news, commenting “Buildings have an enormous impact out our lives and that is why it is so important we get them right. Not only for the people who are in them every day, but also for the occasional visitor, the neighbour, the passerby and very importantly, for our natural environment.”

“I congratulate the architects, clients and wider teams involved in delivering these nine projects. Having assessed this year’s submissions the distinguished judging panel has concluded that each of these works of architecture have demonstrated some element of delight, invention or ambition that deserves a more thorough examination.”

“The nine shortlisted buildings will no doubt enrich the lives of the communities they serve – the central tenet of all great pieces of architecture. The list includes a diverse mix of both public and private buildings from across the region, but it is particularly positive to see a number of entries being shortlisted from areas such as West Belfast and Derry.”

“I am pleased to say this year’s award schemes included the introduction of new entry criteria designed to ensure the competition remains the most robust measure of the best architecture emerging from Northern Ireland. The buildings submitted were required to have been in use for at least one year before they could be put forward so that the judging panel could better evaluate the sustainability and overall performance of these projects. RSUA will continue raise the bar in relation to the way our built environment is assessed, ensuring that the focus is not just on aesthetics but the full range of design considerations including crucially the environmental impact and carbon footprint.”

Throughout March all shortlisted schemes will be visited by the judging panel. The winners of this year’s RSUA Design Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Friday 29 April 2022 in the Great Hall at Queen’s University, Belfast.

This beautiful banqueting space sits at the centre of one of the most important Grade-A listed red-brick and sandstone structures in Belfast, the Lanyon building, and is arguably the most important pieces of architecture within the Queen’s University estate. The renovation of the building, which saw the restoration of carved stone elements, the repair and replacement of zinc window frames as well as brand-new wooden paneling throughout the Great Hall, was named as an RSUA Design Award winner in 2021 and was also commended in the conservation category. It provides an excellent example of how well designed and properly conserved architecture can last for centuries and will be a fitting venue for this year’s prestigious awards ceremony.

Projects that win an RSUA Design Award will be in the running to win the Liam McCormick Prize – Northern Ireland’s building of the year and will be considered for a UK-wide RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence.

The projects that have been shortlisted are:

Project name – Location : Architect

Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing Development – Derry : HLM Architects with Hall Black Douglas Architects

Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing Development Derry building

Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing Development Derry building

Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing Development Derry building

Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing Development Derry building

Altnagelvin Acute Hospital North Wing Development Derry building
photos : Paul Lindsay

Áras na bhFál – Belfast : ARdMackel Architects with Paul McAlister Architects

Áras na bhFál Belfast building

Áras na bhFál Belfast building

Áras na bhFál Belfast building

Áras na bhFál Belfast building
photos : Joe Laverty

Áras na bhFál Belfast building interior design
photo : Martin Galbraith

Áras Uí Chonghaile – Belfast : McGurk Architects

Áras Uí Chonghaile Belfast building design by McGurk Architects

Áras Uí Chonghaile Belfast building design by McGurk Architects

Áras Uí Chonghaile Belfast building design by McGurk Architects

Áras Uí Chonghaile Belfast building design by McGurk Architects

Áras Uí Chonghaile Belfast building design by McGurk Architects
photos : Fergal Rainey

Davagh Forest Observatory – Cookstown : ARC-EN

Davagh Forest Observatory Cookstown building design by ARC-EN

Davagh Forest Observatory Cookstown design by ARC-EN

Davagh Forest Observatory Cookstown building design by ARC-EN

Davagh Forest Observatory Cookstown building design by ARC-EN

Davagh Forest Observatory Cookstown building design by ARC-EN
photos : Aidan Monaghan

Erskine House – Belfast : TODD Architects

Erskine House Belfast building design by TODD Architects

Erskine House Belfast building interior design

Erskine House Belfast building design by TODD Architects Erskine House Belfast building design by TODD Architects

Erskine House Belfast building facade Northern Ireland
photos : Donal McCann

Everogue Lane – Crossgar : Hall Black Douglas Architects

Everogue Lane Crossgar by Hall Black Douglas Architects

Everogue Lane Crossgar by Hall Black Douglas Architects

Everogue Lane Crossgar by Hall Black Douglas Architects Everogue Lane Crossgar by Hall Black Douglas Architects

Everogue Lane Crossgar by Hall Black Douglas Architects

photos : Mervyn Black

House Ballyscullion – Bellaghy : McGonigle McGrath

House Ballyscullion Bellaghy by McGonigle McGrath

House Ballyscullion Bellaghy Northern Ireland House Ballyscullion in Bellaghy Northern Ireland

House Ballyscullion Bellaghy by McGonigle McGrath interior House Ballyscullion Bellaghy interior design

photos : Aidan McGrath

House in the Glebe – Ballymena : Marshall McCann Architects

House in the Glebe in Ballymena by Marshall McCann Architects

House in the Glebe in Ballymena by Marshall McCann Architects

House in the Glebe in Ballymena by Marshall McCann Architects House in the Glebe in Ballymena by Marshall McCann Architects

House in the Glebe in Ballymena by Marshall McCann Architects
photos : Keri-Leigh Kearney

North West Multi Modal Transport Hub – Derry : Consarc Design Group

North West Multi Modal Transport Hub Derry by Consarc Design Group
photo : Patryk Sadowski

North West Multi Modal Transport Hub Derry by Consarc Design Group

North West Multi Modal Transport Hub Derry by Consarc Design Group
photos : Tony Moore

North West Multi Modal Transport Hub Derry by Consarc Design Group

North West Multi Modal Transport Hub Derry by Consarc Design Group
photos : Lorcan Doherty

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.

Background:

19 projects were entered into the RSUA Design Awards 2022.

Projects that win an RSUA Design Award 2022 will be in the running to win the Liam McCormick Prize – Northern Ireland’s building of the year and will be considered for a RIBA National Award. The judges may also give the following discretionary awards:

• Conservation Award
• Project Architect of the Year
• Client of the Year
• Small Project of the Year
• Sustainability Award
• House of the Year
• Housing Development of the Year
• Integration of Art Award
• Living Places Award

The RSUA Design Awards 2022 judges are:

RIBA Judge & Panel Chair: Joanna van Heyningen, Consultant and founder of van Heyningen and Haward Architects, London
• RSUA Judge: Joan McCoy, Director White Ink Architects, Belfast & Immediate Past President of RSUA
• RIAI Judge: David Browne, Director RKD Architects, Dublin & Past President of RIAI

• Lay Judge: Heather McLachlan, Director, National Trust Northern Ireland

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

• Sustainability expert: Alan Ritchie, Director C60 Architects & Chair of RSUA Climate Emergency Committee

• Conservation Expert: Hana Stolcova, Conservation Architect, Whittaker & Watt Architects & member of the RSUA Conservation Committee

RSUA’s partnership with RIBA means that RSUA Awards double up as the RIBA Northern Ireland Awards. Winning an RSUA Award is the first step to being considered for a UK-wide RIBA National Award, the results of which will be announced in the summer.

The RSUA Design Awards have been running since 1998 and they are recognised as the leading architecture awards in Northern Ireland. The gala evening is the premier event in the calendar for everyone involved in the design of the built environment.

The RIBA Awards have been running since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country. RIBA Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows.

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. Follow @ArchitectureNI and @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.

Previously on e-architect:

18 May 2018

RSUA Design Awards 2018 Winners

12 buildings across Northern Ireland win RSUA Design Awards

Castle Tower School
photo © Donal McCann

RSUA Design Awards 2018 Shortlist

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