The winners of the RIBA Northern Ireland Awards 2017 have been revealed and we were delighted to see a local Ballymena building on the shortlist.
Six buildings were shortlisted for the RIBA Northern Ireland Awards, including a house by Broadstone Architects, two schemes by McGarry Moon Architects, a refurbishment of a 1967 Grade B+ listed church by Kennedy FitzGerald Architects, and McDowell+Bostock Architects’ refit of a former linen building in central Belfast. (Source)
Our local competitor was the Ballymena Health and Care Centre by Keppie Design with Hoskins Architects.
Ballymena Building wins RIBA Architecture Award
Ciarán Fox, director of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), said: ‘This year’s shortlist takes in a wide range of projects including housing, offices, restoration and public buildings. It is encouraging to see the high standard of architecture being achieved across so many sectors. We are fortunate to have such talented architects working in Northern Ireland and we’re working hard to create the conditions to allow that talent to flourish.’ (Source)
We are delighted that the Ballymena Health and Care Centre by Keppie Design with Hoskins Architects has won and and will now go forward to compete for a RIBA National Award, the most highly regarded architecture prize in the UK. Keep an eye on Ballymena Today to see if it wins!!