Monday, 11 October 2010

Architype scoops top award for designing sustainable school

Architype has once again been recognised nationally for its outstanding work in sustainable design. It has scooped the RIBA Sorrell Foundation Schools Award for the ‘exceptional’ St Luke’s Primary School in Wolverhampton.

Founder Director of the Ashden Awards, Sarah Butler-Sloss said:
“It is fantastic to see Architype recognised again for its ground-breaking work in sustainable design. We hope others can learn from these excellent architects and replicate their work in future new school builds.”

The St Luke’s school is an exemplar of Architype’s commitment to low carbon energy sources and sustainable building materials. A biomass boiler provides under floor heating whilst the school’s insulation is made from treated newspaper. What is impressive about the St Luke’s project is not just the energy saving credentials of the building itself but the engagement and education it encourages for sustainability within a new generation. The eco-awareness of the young users is evident in this short film made by pupils about the new build.

Architype won an Ashden award in 2009 for their work in the sustainable design of buildings to minimise carbon emissions. You can view a film of their Ashden Award-winning work here. For more on all our award UK winners, visit our website.

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