RIBA Regional Awards 2014: Yorkshire
Cartwright Pickard Architects for Muse for English Cities Fund
Contract £15.25. GIA 14,063m2
It’s those terracotta baguettes again, sort of. And the proud civic crest. The second award-winning project in Yorkshire by Cartwright Pickard also won it the Regional Architect of the Year for the region. And it’s the third set of civic offices to feature this year. As the judges noted: ‘Wakefield is one of a number of councils leading the way in Yorkshire who have invested in a thoughtfully designed building that will serve them well for the next 50 years.’ Its BREEAM Excellent accreditation will cut the running costs of this modern civic palazzo, which also contains a public library, museum and café.