Two recently completed Grimshaw projects were recognised with top awards at the RSUA and RIBA Awards this past Friday and Monday. Belfast City Quays 2 → won a RSUA → award for design excellence, as well as the special category Sustainability Award. London Bridge station → was received a RIBA London → regional award, and was named as Building of the Year.
Grimshaw's Diane Metcalfe and Rebecca Poll attended the RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects) design awards last Friday 17th May at Ulster Museum in Belfast. City Quays 2 picked up two of the prestigious design awards including an award for design excellence as well as the sustainability award.
The judges' citation stated that they were impressed by the skill and enthusiasm that the architects had brought to the clients brief and that ‘the architects have directed their honed design skills on creating a handsome building with fine proportions and direct high quality detailing. The building achieved BREEAM excellent rating which is all the more impressive given the challenging budget rates’.
Stuart Grahn, Anna Nenasheva, and Jason White represented Grimshaw at the RIBA London Awards on Monday 20th May, where London Bridge station was awarded a RIBA London Award and was named as the RIBA London Building of the Year.
London Bridge station opened in July last year, connecting people and communities and forming a hugely improved new transport hub and civic space that will meet the future capacity demands of the capital.
The RIBA jury said of the project: "This nationally significant infrastructure project delivers connectivity across a significant area of England, from the Norfolk coast to the South coast. It can comfortably accommodate current and future passenger numbers, and significantly improves the experience of those who use it daily."