Goldsmiths Centre scoops RIBA design award

The award winning Goldsmiths' Centre in London's Clerkenwell.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London's Clerkenwell the most effective designed workplaces within the East London Region as part of its 2013 awards.

The centre, which opened just over a yr in the past, is the result of a collaboration between architects Payments and Younger, Lyall and the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

The centre's director Peter Taylor stated: "We're delighted that the standard of the structure of Goldsmiths’ Centre has been recognised in this year’s RIBA Awards. There isn't any doubt that the bodily atmosphere of our constructing makes a huge contribution to the effectiveness of our work with these working or aspiring to work as goldsmiths.

"The centre is a superb example of the architect and consumer working in tandem with each other to provide one thing that is a lot larger than the sum of the components."

The project took an current Grade II listed London board faculty and refurbished and extended it to create workshops, skilled training and education space as well as conference and exhibition facilities.

A glass atrium hyperlinks the standard board school building with trendy workshops, studios and occasions area, making use of the unique lined playground area.

The exterior of the building references its fashionable-day use with hand-patinated brass panels which were set against York stone.

Lead architect on the undertaking, John Lyall, commented on the success of the collaboration: “It is always gratifying to win accolades in your work but on this occasion success is particularly sweet.

"Our design imaginative and prescient has been impressed by the creativity and craftsmanship of the goldsmith and the improbable, supportive group that the Goldsmiths’ Centre is constructing for generations to return. Bringing that community collectively by means of practical but inventive design is something we’re notably pleased with."

The Goldsmiths' Centre opened in 2012 and cost £17.5 million to construct. It frequently homes jewelry-associated exhibitions and is residence to plenty of jewelry designers and corporations including Imogen Belfield, Kit Heath and Elliot Fitzpatrick.

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