San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA East Building of the Year from the architect who designed it.
As part of this series of events showcasing 2016's Award winners, Essex University will host a talk and tour by architects Patel Taylor.
"Loved by students and staff, the buildings complement and respect the existing architecture, and provide a completion of the campus development to the north of the site".
The new Albert Sloman Library and Siberrad Student Centre offer an extremely successful new front door for the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus, welcoming visitors to the site, and actively drawing students from the 11,000 population to this area of the campus in large numbers.
The RIBA East jury were extremely impressed with the sensitive use of materials both externally and internally. Particular attention has been paid to how natural light falls on the building's surfaces and simple concrete finishes effectively show off the material's capabilities. The subtle use of external in-situ concrete compliments the existing architecture rather than merely copying. Harmonius buildings that are well worth the accolade.
image © Timothy Soar