Osborne beats The Shard as it scoops 2014 London Building of the Year Award
The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which Osborne built and handed over earlier this year, has won two Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards.
The project beat considerable high-profile buildings to these accolades, including the Shard and the London Aquatics Centre, winning the ‘Central London RIBA Award 2014’ and ‘RIBA London Building of the Year 2014’. These awards recognise better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and their members.
Graham Potts, Osborne Project Manager said: “We are thrilled to have won these awards. The competition was amazingly strong, we were up against the Shard, a number of the Olympic projects part of the Tate Britain and Kings Cross Station redevelopment to name but a few. Winning is testament to the immense effort to construct the building by Osborne and with input from the rest of our partners.”
The student centre is tipped win further awards over the coming months, and has become a landmark both for the university’s campus and its Holborn location.
Designed by architects O’Donnell & Tuomey, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre is one of Osborne’s most innovative and ambitious constructions to date, fulfilling LSE’s specification for nothing less than ‘the best student centre in the world’. The building has already had several awards successes, including a silver award at the 2013 Considerate Constructors National Awards and the New London Award in 2012