Brentford Theatre on Regional RIBA Shortlist
Local building shortlisted for two major architectural awards
Chiswick based architectural practice, Paul Vick Architects, has been shortlisted for two major national awards, the prestigious RIBA London Regional Awards – the first heat of the Stirling Prize –and the International Design and Architecture Awards 2013.
The building shortlisted for the RIBA London Regional Awards is a studio theatre (for student and professional use) and ICT centre for Brentford School for Girls. The brief was to provide a building to support the school’s specialism of communications.
The building shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture awards is a low energy private house in the West Country.
“This has been an extraordinary start to 2013 for us,” comments Paul Vick, principal. “We are delighted that the studio theatre and ICT centre has been recognised. It was a challenging architectural brief. A subtle identity was created for the building as well as developing a new building type for public and private enjoyment while working within a very tight budget. This is architecture of engagement, joy, pupil control and ultimately freedom.
"We are so proud to have this achievement recognised by the RIBA.’ “The building in the West Country, Beeches, is a low energy house which captures and reflects the nature and power of Dartmoor, using light and elemental materials like copper, basalt and stone to create a tranquil space that is open to the landscape and its views across the valley,” he said.
April 17, 2013