Two BDP designed projects have won RIBA regional awards which were announced this week.
The awards champion and celebrate the best architecture in the UK and around the world reflecting changes and innovations in architecture but, at their core, the winning projects display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives.
One Angel Square in Northampton won a RIBA East Midlands award and The Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital has won a RIBA South West award and also RIBA South West Client of the Year for North Bristol NHS Trust.
The judges said: “One Angel Square demonstrates a highly competent and elegant approach that showcases innovation in the workplace environment. It responds to an ambitious brief to combine workforces from 12 separate properties in a single BREEAM excellent headquarters building. The project, however, goes beyond a spatial planning exercise and capitalises on bringing together the 2000 strong workforce by creating a building that actively promotes collaborative working. This philosophy is clearly evident throughout all aspects of the design.”
They also commented “The Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital is an outstanding response to the North Bristol NHS Trust’s brief to deliver an exceptionally sustainable healthcare facility, delivering long term environmental, social and financial benefits for patients, visitors, staff and the local community. This vast and highly complex building is a testament to the client’s vision and the architect’s skill in interpreting this to deliver a hospital which serves all its users so well.”
The work of our engineers was also recognised on two other RIBA award winning projects. The Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room and the University of Roehampton Library both won a RIBA London award.
All the winning buildings will now go on to be considered for RIBA national awards with the successful projects revealed in June.