Award winning showroom!
Posted on: August 2 2012
Beacon Heating have been celebrating since the announcement of the RIBA Welsh Architecture Award and a RIBA Welsh Small Project Award for their new showroom. The building was designed by Niall Maxwell and built by Firth Construction. The showroom was “designed to celebrate wood, both as a renewable energy source and a construction material”.
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President Angela Brady said:“For nearly fifty years the RIBA Awards have reflected the changing state of British architecture and revealed emerging design trends. What really stands out is that even in times of austerity, we can still deliver amazingly clever, high quality buildings that reflect the needs of today and enhance our daily lives. The judges were delighted to see so many well considered, crafted and innovative projects, and the use of beautiful materials; these projects are truly exciting and inspiring. The huge range of great buildings will guarantee an exciting Stirling Prize shortlist later in the year and illustrates the value of quality in architecture.”
The Beacon Heating team and proud architect Niall Maxwell were particularly delighted by the RIBA jury comments:
For further details and to see the other winning innovative buildings visit the BBC News website for the First Welsh architecture awards