Design by Sheffield based Bond Bryan Architects and built by Limetree Building Ltd with Dark Multi Smooth bricks by Forterra prefabricated onto Pro-Clad panels, this project has been awarded Best Education Building in 2017 at the Brick Awards.
"The locale inspired the design of this building - the grid pattern of narrow streets suggested the atrium and prevalent smooth red brick called for a match. Both concepts have been enhanced to great effect, producing a building of exceptional quality."
"At right angles to that elevation the ground level slopes down and facing brickwork become a key component of the building and its context on the other three elevations. The colour and texture of the chosen brick has been selected to match those qualities of the facing bricks of the neighbouring older buildings."
"Particular care and liaison with the manufacturer was established to ensure consistency of colour throughout production of the standard bricks and the large quantity of special shaped bricks used in decorative bond patterns that form striking textural features to selected areas of the elevations. Similar care and attention was exercised in bricklaying and a high standard of craftsmanship is evident."
Read more about the project and what the judges thought here: http://www.brick.org.uk/brick-awards/education-building-award
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