2006 winners

Arc, Hull


Photograph: Nicholas Kane / Niall McLaughlin

Client of the Year

White Rose Award

Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects

Client: Arc


Arc was always intended to be a travelling building that would move to a variety of regeneration sites around Kingston-upon-Hull over several years. This building has the potential to create a remarkable impact to any site and connect visitors to the wider built environment with the many programmes and events it promotes.

As a form the building is an elegant structure that carries its massing with lightness and humour. The geometric architectural pattern, an extruded triangle formed by a lean-to roof propped up on a caravan frame makes a striking profile that raises a dull street corner into a focal point. An excellent example of successful design that emerged from a demanding client brief.

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