RIBA Regional Awards 2018 Projects
Every year the RIBA Journal publish the most notable buildings of the year, the projects that have won in each of their regions for design, sustainability and purpose. Here we highlight the projects that we at Boon Edam Limited, were fortunate enough to be part of.
Sibson Building, Canterbury
Products Installed: Revolving Doors | Architects: Penoyre & Prasad
One of five fortunate enough to win the award and nominated for the RIBA Sterling Prize later in 2018, the building that homes Kent Business School was named after the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent. The Sibson Building features zigzagging wings which help to combine KBS with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.
The National College for High-Speed Rail
Products Installed: Revolving Doors | Architects: Bond Bryan Architects
A pioneering 18+ educational building that gives those who are interested in having a career within the railway system an opportunity to experience work and learn about what truly makes a ‘modern railway’ as lines now become faster than ever before. Situated within a commercial retail park in Doncaster with the ability to home 1045 students with the ambition to produce a new generation of ‘highly-skilled’ individuals to help shape the future of high-speed rail.
One Angel Square, Northampton
Products Installed: Security Lanes | Architects: BDP
Combining 12 individual offices and transforming these separate entities into one BREEAM Excellent HQ is what BDP were consulted on for One Angel Square. A large ultra-modern project with envious internal spacing and the ability to home thousands of employees with the aim of collaborative working sits centrally in Northampton.
University of Bangor Arts and Innovation Centre
Products Installed: Revolving Doors | Architects: Grimshaw
With an ambitious aim of bringing the University and town together culturally, what is now known as the Pontio Building naturally named after the Welsh phrase ‘Bridging’ has won the award for being a ‘compelling structural assemblage’. The link between the city and university homes a performing arts auditorium, cinema, rehearsal studio and an experimental 'haptic' environment with multiple areas even available to the public.
Thames Tower, Reading
Products Installed: Security Lanes | Architects: dn-a architects
Located in central Reading, in the sought-after position next to Reading Station, is Thames Tower, once a 1970’s tired building. The constructed office block finished back in 2017 was noticed for its architectural and complex structural engineering design through the addition of four stories to the original framing helping them to achieve the Sustainability award.
The Queens College, Oxford, New Library
Products Installed: Security Lanes | Architects: MICA Architects
A spectacular underground library that was originally on-hold for six years before it began construction again back in 2014. The 17th-century library has now doubled in size with glass rooflights offering scenic views of the original landscape. The grade I listed building regeneration has been highlighted for the Regional Conservation Award by RIBA.