RIBA Stirling Prize 2017

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2017: Which new building is Britain's best?

City Campus in the heart of Glasgow's Learning Quarter is among just six buildings in the running for best building in the UK which will be announced on Tuesday 31 October. Designed by Reiach & Hall and Michael Laird Architects this stunning professional and technical education college building is the larger of the twin site super campus estate designed for 40,000 students. It has been built to adapt to the needs of future generations. Future proofing includes technologically advanced, industry standard facilities which complement vast open and inspiring learning and teaching spaces. That ranges from a library over four floors, TV and radio studios, 16 professional teaching kitchens, industrial sized construction, craft and built environment spaces to a fully equipped aircraft training cabin and a commercial restaurant and beauty salons.

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What the judges said...

"A super-college bringing together facilities and teaching previously housed in 11 separate buildings across the city within two new central campuses. City Campus, more than 60,000 square metres in size, is the second of these large new buildings. It brings together six major faculties in 300 high-tech classrooms, multi-purpose lecture theatres and specialist teaching facilities.

"There is an astonishing scale and complexity to the brief for this project, and considerable architectural skill is demonstrated in its realisation; not just in resolving the brief, but in the contribution to the city – in massing, composition and the generosity of the public route through the grand stepped atrium space.

"This architectural skill extends beyond the cityscape through to the detailed care taken in the organisation of student spaces, encouraging social interaction across disciplines, to the considered approach to materials and detailing.”

 

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