Yorkshire buildings up for top RIBA award
Eleven buildings in Yorkshire have been shortlisted for a prestigious architecture award.
Contenders for The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) annual regional award include an arena, a retail outlet, a cathedral and an aerofoil-shaped events space. The winners will be announced on Thursday.
35 Ben Rhydding Road, Ilkley
Halliday Clark Architects was commissioned by a private client to redesign an existing site.
The finished result included a south facing, sunken-garden courtyard and a three-storey atrium which connected each of the building's floors.
First Direct Arena, Leeds
The First Direct Arena in Leeds is a 13,500 capacity facility designed by Populous architects, which includes restaurants and a flexible entrance area that can be used as a winter garden.
The building holds a "very good" rating from the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM), apparently making it the UK's most "sustainable" arena.
John Lewis at Vangarde, York
DLA Architecture developed the design for the John Lewis store at Vangarde in York.
The shape of the building features corners which have been "peeled back".
Leeds College of Music, Leeds
Darntonegs Architects created a cantilevered zinc cube and full height frameless glazing at ground level to create a transparent entrance lobby as part of a redesign of Leeds College of Music.
Materials and colours were inspired by the college's fleet of Steinway grand pianos.
Ranmoor Road, Sheffield
Studio Gedye initially looked at remodelling the original 1960s dormer bungalow set in the Ranmoor conservation area but settled on demolition and a new build.
Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield
Thomas Ford and Partners created a new entrance to the Grade I listed Sheffield Cathedral and refurbished the interior.
The redesign included construction of a new reception area, while the old entrance was turned into the cathedral shop. Under-floor heating, new lighting and seating were also installed.
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
HLM Architects designed a three-storey building for Sheffield Hallam University, featuring classrooms, a lecture theatre and courtroom.
The building, which boasts a rooftop garden, is heated by ground source heat pumps and also features solar panels and rainwater harvesting.
Sum Studios, Sheffield
Studio Gedye created a number of office units to encourage neighbouring businesses to interact.
The Grade-II listed buildings feature exposed stone and are naturally ventilated.
The Blackburn Wing, Wetherby
The work of Yorkshire aviation pioneer Robert Blackburn was the inspiration for the design of Bowcliffe Hall's conference and events centre.
Clad in copper with floor to ceiling windows, the Blackburn Wing is an aerofoil-shaped treehouse suspended in woodland, designed by The Harris Partnership.
The Knitters House, Holmfirth
Prue Chiles Architects designed the Knitter's House to become part of the hillside, while capturing views of the surrounding landscape.
The house contrasts the low ceilinged, cosy spaces of the ground floor with light-filled rooms upstairs, while large windows look out over the moorland.
University Technical College, Sheffield
HLM Architects remodelled and refurbished the University Technical College in Sheffield.
The design aimed to retain some features of the original building, which was built in 1902. One of its most notable features is a rooftop sports pitch.