The 2016 RIBA Regional Award Winners are Announced – And Techrete Precast Cladding is on Three!

July 11, 2017

 

For 50 years the RIBA awards and prizes have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the UK and around the world, no matter the form; size or budget. 

RIBA require that ‘successful projects reflect changes and innovations in architecture, but at their core display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives’.

A RIBA Regional Award is given to a UK building for its regional importance as a piece of architecture.

Three of the 2016 Regional Award winning projects have been clad in Techrete Architectural Precast Concrete Cladding. They are:

  • The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, King’s College Hospital
  • Ashington Community and Leisure Centre
  • The Laidlaw Library, University of Leeds

London Region

The winner of the RIBA London Region award is The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at King’s Hospital. It is one of Europe’s largest centres for interdisciplinary neuroscience excellence.

The white limestone recon panels from Techrete give a solidity yet lightness to the base of the building. The design utilises the strength of precast concrete to achieve deep wrap around reveals. The recon marries seamlessly with and compliments the other elements of the façade.

ARCHITECT: Allies and Morrison & PM Devereux

CLIENT: King's College London

MAIN CONTRACTOR: Morgan Sindall Plc

AWARD WON: RIBA LONDON award 2016

1_Maurice_Wohl.jpg

 

3_Maurice_Wohl.jpg


North East Region

The winner of the RIBA North East Region award is Ashington Community and Leisure Centre a community and leisure facility that sets a high benchmark and precedent for design excellence, marking the beginning of regeneration for the town centre.

The scale and design of the building required large format pieces to make up the façade. This heavily favoured precast concrete panels that allowed full height panels in one piece. The panels are so large that they were transported on their sides then lifted and turned to the vertical in the air using two crawler cranes. The panels are reconstituted stone with a matt white finish.

ARCHITECT: Ryder architecture

CLIENT: Northumberland County Council

MAIN CONTRACTOR: Carillion Building

AWARD WON: RIBA NORTH EAST award 2016

1_Ashington.jpg

2_Ashington.JPG

3_Ashington.JPG

4_Ashington.JPG

5_Ashington.jpg

 

Yorkshire Region

The winner of the RIBA Yorkshire Region award is The Laidlaw Library at Leeds University. Flanked by two Grade II listed stone churches, and close to the Grade I listed Parkinson Building, the new Library uses contemporary materials and technology to respond to this historic context.

The RIBA judges noted “Externally the detailing to the Portland stone and windows to Hillary Place are impeccable. The sensitive fluting of the walls that recess to the window sills provides beautiful crisp shadow lines brought about by excellent detailing. The stone is clearly graded to be more fossilised at street level and more interspersed at the upper floors and this works well.”

Working closely with the Architect, Techrete sourced the Portland stone to achieve the desired effect. The Portland stone is cast onto the large format panels that give the solidity and undulating form to the building.

ARCHITECT: ADP llp

CLIENT: University of Leeds

MAIN CONTRACTOR: Shepherd construction

AWARD WON: RIBA YORKSHIRE award 2016

1_Laidlaw_Library.jpg

2_Laidlaw_Library.jpg

3_Laidlaw_Library_v2.jpg

4_Laidlaw_Library_v2.jpg

 

Techrete congratulate all the winning teams at Regional level and wish them the best of luck at the National level awards on 23rd June.

More information is available at:

Techrete Facades:

http://techrete.com/

RIBA website – Regional Award Winners 2016

https://www.architecture.com/Awards/Awards2016/RegionalAwards/RegionalAwards2016.aspx

Some images borrowed from the RIBA website above.

Photographers (where not using Techrete owned images):

  • The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute - Ståle Eriksen
  • Ashington Community and Leisure Centre - Kristen McCluskie
  • The Laidlaw Library, University of Leeds – Beccy Lane

 

 

Tags:

This site uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.