RIBA Regional Awards 2014: North East
Seaham North Dock, Co Durham
Napper Architects for Durham County Council & Seaham Harbour Marina Community Interest Company
This confident building sits alongside a listed dock structure. Working to an imaginative brief, Napper’s simplicity and detail reflects modest maritime references in its ship-like linear form and ‘prow’ – from which a glazed café and terrace face south west to the outer harbour and the open sea.
In addition to the café the building supports a marina created in the dock, animating its waterfront with its changing rooms and showers and space for 12 marina-related businesses.