​Nick Caville

RIBA East Great British Buildings Talks and Tours: The Enterprise Centre

​This is an ambitious project that set out to be the first Passivhaus office building in the UK, to source low-carbon materials locally and explore the idea of a contemporary vernacular.

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA East Award winning building from the architect who designed it.

As part of this series of events showcasing 2017's Award winners, The Enterprise Centre, UEA will host a talk and tour by Architype.

"The building is a tour de force in the exploration and use of sustainable materials but it is also a remarkable place to work and to enjoy."

The layout of the building is clear to visitors and the building exudes a sense of calmness and freshness due to the toxin free materials used and the way spaces are handled.

One great vista is at first floor level where there is a view passing through differently occupied spaces giving a sense of activity and connectivity of people within the building. Each space is treated differently with a variety of materials (hemp, reed-board, clay and nettle fabric coverings) that highlights this progression.

The close collaboration and mutual respect of client and architect has been fundamental to achieve such a praiseworthy result.