Toxteth TV is overall champion at record-breaking gala dinner in London
Toxteth TV, an inspired TV and community facility in Liverpool, has taken the Building of the Year and the Best Public Building categories in the BDA Brick Awards held at the Grosvenor House in London last November.
Designed by architect Union North, the eye-catching structure uses raw, low cost and reclaimed materials to produce a dynamic exterior notable for its eye-catching striped brickwork. The judges thought the project was a fine example of how an innovative brick building could raise the tone of an entire neighbourhood (see pages 8-10).
This year’s Brick Awards was notable for its record number of entries. BDA director Michael Driver said: “The Brick Awards celebrates the very best in contemporary brickwork and has become an important event in the construction industry calendar. This year there was a higher number of entries than ever before with correspondingly higher standards of design and craftsmanship. We hope the Brick Awards will act as further inspiration to architects and engineers throughout the land.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
BDA Building of the Year and Best Public Building Toxteth TV
Best Single House 45 Kingstown Street, London
Best Private Housing Development Huntley House Sheltered Housing, Whiteley Village, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Best Public Housing Development Elmington Estate, London SE16
Volume Housebuilder of the Year Countryside Properties
Best Commercial Building Paternoster House, London EC4
Best Refurbishment Project The Walled Garden at Scampston, North Yorkshire
Best Landscape Project Cleveland Street landscaping, Chorley Town Centre Refurbishment
Best Export Award Hoogkade-Hoogwere, Amsterdam, Holland
Best Structural Use of Brick The Forum, Norwich
prefabrication Award No 7 Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year PLF Limited
Best Craftsmanship Award Apartments at 6 Portland Road, Bowdon, Cheshire
Sustainability Award The Mosley School, Anslow, Burton-on-Trent.
For full details of all the winners and project teams, visit the BDA website www.brick.org.uk
Brick Bulletin January 2005
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