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The newAcademicWing extends the original listed Powel Moya 1970s buildings

with amodern twist, providing an integrated entrance, auditorium, seminar space,

study rooms and cafeteriawith library extension.The intricatemix of precast and

in-situ concretemirrors the aesthetic of exposed concrete of the original buildings,

faultlessly linking the two.

Nominated by/ Owner

WolfsonCollege, Oxford

Architect

BermanGuedes Stretton

Main contractor

Benfield and Loxley

Structural engineer

Price andMyers

Environmental/M&E Engineer

Michael Popper Associates

In-situ concrete subcontractor

SCS Building

Precastmanufacturer

Minsterstone

Quantity surveyor/ Cost consultant Northcroft/Capita

Acoustic engineer

Ramboll

AcademicWing, Wolfson College, Oxford

The new three-storey lakeside Student Centre and a six-storey extension to the

University of Essex Albert Sloman Library are both constructed in visual in-situ

concrete.The highly craftedpair of buildings capitalise on concrete’s natural

aesthetic and structural properties, displayingplain andboard-marked finishes

with great attention to detail.

Nominated by

PatelTaylor

Owner

University of Essex

Lead architect

PatelTaylor

Main contractor

Kier Eastern

Engineer

Techniker

Concrete contractor

MJ Gallagher

Concrete consultant

David Bennett Associates

Landscape precast

Sterling Services

Albert Sloman Library & Silberrad Centre,

University of Essex

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