RIBA National Award Win
23rd June 2016
Piercy&Company are thrilled to announce that Turnmill has been awarded an RIBA National Award 2016.
"Turnmill is a successful building that skillfully responds to the character of Clerkenwell's building fabric. A handmade Petersen Roman format brick is what makes the façade special The architect has used three subtle tones of brick to relate to the neighbouring Old Sessions House, grounding the building in its immediate context. The warmth and tactility of this brick has an endearing quality. The long-format bricks also give a feeling of movement, further emphasised by the flush vertical joints and raked horizontal joints. The refined and careful approach to materiality and formal massing has created a building with street presence and solidity, which stands apart from commercial speculative office buildings. The jury thought the strong curved form and deep reveals showed a generosity of articulation that would give the building a lasting appeal."
The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best UK building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award winners on Thursday 14th July.