Wimbledon College of Art wins RIBA Awards

BA Print & Time Based Media Studios, Merton Hall Road

The award winning studio in use.

The New Studios at Wimbledon were awarded both a Regional (London) and Sustainability award at the RIBA Awards ceremony in London last month, almost a year after winning the Ashden Award for energy efficiency.

The zinc-clad structure, designed as a versatile and adaptable set of creative learning spaces, attained the second highest BREEAM score in the world at the design stage assessment.  It has now also been recognised by RIBA, an award internationally regarded as a mark of excellence.

Judges said “It is the architectural design that is most outstanding here: from the carefully composed elevations and the beautifully detailed cladding; to the main upstairs studio’s wonderfully unexpected and engaging raftered structure. Stepping further away from the site into the surrounding streets, the greyish blue building sits comfortably and delightfully into its surroundings.”

To find out more visit the RIBA Awards site.



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