Monday 9th March 2015
Studio Gedye have been shortlisted for a record three 2015 RIBA Awards by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The three Studio Gedye projects shortlisted for the RIBA awards are:
Sum Studios (RIBA Yorkshire regional award). Heeley Development Trust wanted to create an example of what a truly ‘green’ workplace could look like. The listed buildings were successfully converted into offices to encourage local creative and digital businesses to develop and grow.
Ranmoor Road (RIBA Yorkshire regional award). The client lived in a tired 1960’s dormer bungalow with cramped bedrooms and they were looking to demolish and build a modern house, which needed to exploit the best aspects of the site, meet the requirements of the family and be sustainable.
Hathersage Yoga Studio (RIBA East Midlands regional award). A distinctive studio space for yoga classes on the site of a garage in Hathersage. The curved building was inspired by the shape of the site which has a footpath along the rear edge and the studio space faces south and is lofty, giving an uplifting sense of space for the students practicing yoga.
The shortlisting comes hot on the heels of Studio Gedye’s design for Sum Studios winning four 2014 Sheffield Design Awards, including the coveted Peoples Award for Best Building. Studio Gedye also won two 2014 RIBA East Midlands Awards for The Studio in Hathersage.
Commenting on the RIBA’s announcement Simon said: “It feels very special to be recognised by the RIBA for three of our designs; the team works hard to create inspiring places for people to live and work and it is great to be recognised for the quality of our designs.”
Kath Morgan, the owner of Hathersage Yoga Studio is delighted that her building has been shortlisted and said: “My yoga studio is possibly the most beautiful building in the village. The natural and local building materials along with the subtle curve make it sit perfectly in place and it is hard to imagine that it hasn’t always been here.
“I get so many comments from students about what a wonderful space it is to come and do yoga because it really does bring the outside in with the huge glass doors and its stunning views over the valley. Simon’s interpretation of what I wanted was spot on and he guided me skilfully through the whole process from conception, through planning to the actual build”.
Studio Gedye’s shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury over the next few weeks and the winners announced on at RIBA events in April and May.