Seventeen projects shortlisted for RIBA architectural awards

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Gainsborough's House Museum, Sudbury, SuffolkImage source, Jack Hobhouse/RIBA

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Gainsborough's House Museum in Sudbury, Suffolk, is among those shortlisted for architecture awards

By Helen Burchell

BBC News, East of England

Seventeen projects across the East of England have been shortlisted for this year's RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) awards for the region.

The RIBA East Awards 2024 celebrate architecture that creates "characterful places of lasting value".

Nominations include buildings in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Those on the shortlist will be visited by a regional jury, and the winners will be announced this spring.

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

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Pepper Pot House in north Norfolk is in the running

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The WongAvery music gallery is at Trinity Hall in Cambridge

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The Little Big House is in Hertfordshire

Chairman of RIBA East's jury, Gavin Henderson, said: "The diverse range of projects shortlisted this year reflects the breadth of architectural talent and the ambition of clients working across the region.

"It is particularly encouraging to see schemes that embrace high levels of sustainability, while also focusing on enhancing the experience and wellbeing of their occupants.

"These are projects that respond with ingenuity to contemporary challenges and their unique contexts, creating characterful places of lasting value."

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Beechwood Village in Basildon, Essex will be visited by the RIBA jury

Nominations for the RIBA East Awards 2024

  • Bailey Studios, Cambridge, by Ashworth Parkes Architects
  • Beechwood Village, Basildon, Essex, by Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • Bluebird, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, by SKArchitects
  • Creek Cabin, Southwold, Suffolk, by MAP Architecture
  • Dining Hall at Homerton College, Cambridge, by Feilden Fowles Architects
  • Freeholders, Wells next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, by Mole Architects
  • Gainsborough's House Museum, Sudbury, Suffolk, by ZMMA
  • John Bradfield Court, Cambridge, by Allies and Morrison
  • King's College, Stephen Taylor Court, Cambridge, by Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, by R H Partnership Architects
  • Meadow House, Ingatestone, Essex, by Ström Architects
  • Pepper Pot House, north Norfolk, by Ashworth Parkes Architects
  • St Catherine's College, Cambridge, by Gort Scott
  • The Little Big House, Hertfordshire, by Knox Bhavan
  • University of Cambridge West Hub, Cambridge, by Jestico + Whiles
  • WongAvery Gallery, Cambridge, by Níall McLaughlin Architects
  • 51-53 Argyle Street, Cambridge, by Borough Architects

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