RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Sustainability Award

octubre 2, 2006

The RIBA Sustainability Award, sponsored by English Partnerships, is made for the building that demonstrates most elegantly and durably the principles of sustainable architecture.

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Heelis, Swindon

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects LLP
Client: The National Trust / Kier Properties

Winner of the 2006 RIBA Sustainability Award

Won in a design competition, this striking building is the very antithesis of what one might expect the National Trust to provide for itself.

This beautifully restrained project has more than fulfilled the client’s expectations. Four hundred initially sceptical building users are now enthusiastic about this model low-energy office building on a brownfield site.

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ARC, Hull

Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects
Client: The ARC

This was a challenging brief: to produce an innovative moveable structure, flexible enough to provide for a variety of cultural uses.

Hull has a history of caravan manufacturing, so the technology and materials used are highly appropriate. The building is really more a product than a piece of architecture. Nevertheless it is witty and memorable and the internal space is dramatic and uplifting.

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