The client for Heart of Penoyre and Prasad's Hounslow Centre for Health — a beautiful building which demonstrates how much wonderful airy architecture can contribute to the sense of wellbeing in patients, staff and visitors — it is also setting high standards for others in the health sector to emulate. Perhaps in no other sector is this so important, so this is real leadership.

award sponsored by

Schüco is Europe’s leading name in facades, windows and doors, supplying value-engineered systems in both aluminium and steel. In addition, it is a market leader in the design and supply of solar water heating systems including photovoltaics.

Schüco has developed Energy2, a new model for the building industry which centres on building envelopes that save energy and generate energy – further complemented by good design, improved security and better use of automation. Schüco believes that Energy2 will be the template for the environmentally sustainable buildings of tomorrow

It is for this reason that Schüco is delighted to be a sponsor of the Architect of the Year Awards 2007.