Gallery shortlisted in national awards for architecture

THE JERWOOD Gallery is one of five buildings in Sussex to be shortlisted for a regional architecture award.

The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South East Award recognises innovative architecture in the region.

Hana Loftus and Tom Grieve, from Essex-based firm of Architects HAT Projects, designed the Jerwood Gallery, which is clad in hand-glazed ceramic tiles which reflect the changing light of The Stade.

In total 14 buildings in the south east have been shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA South East Award.

Among them are a community building for dyeing and wildlife studies in Dartford; a museum built over Roman public baths in Chichester; and a waste processing plant in Jersey.

They will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners announced on June 12.

Regional winners will then be considered for a prestigious RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, to be announced on the same day.

Jerwood Gallery director Liz Gilmore said: “We are delighted to have been put forward for yet another architectural award. It is a great honour to have even been shortlisted by RIBA.”