Aerospace Bristol and St Fagans National Museum of History have been shortlisted in the first ever AJ Architecture Awards , showcasing the very best built projects in the UK.
Aerospace Bristol has been shortlisted in the Public Building of the Year category. The £16.6m museum, due to open to the public later this year, incorporates two Grade II listed WW1 hangars alongside a new purpose-built hangar to house the last Concorde to ever fly. The museum brings together the Bristol Aero Collection and will also document the city's central role in the development of the modern aviation industry.
Shortlisted for Cultural Project of the Year, St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff is a Grade II listed museum building designed by Percy Thomas Partnership in 1975. The redevelopment programme has doubled the amount of public space. The old courtyard has been covered, creating an atrium with a new entrance; visitor facilities now include a new reception area, shop and café; and the Weston Centre for Learning includes activity spaces and a lecture theatre providing eight times more space for schools, family and adult learners.
The winners will be announced at the AJ Architecture Awards ceremony on 7th December at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.