The winning design by McDowell+Benedetti is innovative and highly sustainable in both servicing and construction.
A key requirement was for the building to be environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. The client wanted a landmark building to attract and promote young innovative new businesses.
The building creates intimate flexible spaces conducive to how small businesses operate. It is orientated on a north/south axis to maximise daylight through a central atrium which opens up two rows of offices on two floors.
The result is an exemplar sustainable building model, which could be repeated in other locations with minimum modification.
- RIBA 2005 White Rose Award for Sustainability