Welsh designs in the running for award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards shortlist for 2014 has been announced, including five projects in Wales.

The Welsh designs up for a prize include Anglesey’s Copper Kingdom visitor centre, which was created by Donald Insall Associates.

The Copper Kingdom project, in Amwlch, involved the construction of a new building around what remained of several listed copper bins. The use of traditional materials enabled the architect to successfully blend modern and historic elements together to create a usable visitor centre. The project even includes a natural rock face that has been incorporated seamlessly into the design.

On the 6th May, it will be revealed which of the architects on the shortlist have been chosen as Regional Award winners. They will then have the chance to win one of RIBA’s national awards in June. Any national winners will be put forward for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.

Other projects on the Wales shortlist include the Galilee Chapel in Llantwit Major and Stormy Castle on the Gower coast. The ruined Galilee Chapel was sensitively reconstructed by Davies Sutton Architects and is now in use as a visitor centre. The Stormy Castle project, designed by Lloyn & Co Architects, involved the creation of a new building that had to blend with existing architecture and a beautiful rural setting.

People from the region could take inspiration from the shortlist when planning their own building projects. There are some talented architects in North Wales who should be able to draw up suitable designs.

Posted by Adam Lloyd
April 3, 2014

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