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The exposed concrete atrium is a structural engineeringmarvel with a complex

geometry coupledwith the elegance required to realise the architectural vision

of space and light. Exposed curved structural concrete staircases provide the links

across floor whilst adding to the fluid architecture of the spaces.

Nominated by

Laing O’Rourke

Client

Oxford University Estates Department

Architect

Herzog & de Meuron

Structural engineer

Pell Frischmann

Main contractor

Laing O’Rourke

Concrete frame contractor

Expanded

Formwork

Peri

M&E contractor

Crown House

Mould supplier

Patterns and Moulds

Concrete supplier

LafargeTarmac

Timber supplier

L&G Forest Products

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford

The Carno embankment and underpass demonstrates howa sympatheticmarriage

between concrete and the surrounding environment canbemadewithout

comprising the functionality, buildability and cost of a large scale civil engineering

structure, at the same timeminimising the overall project risk and long term

maintenance requirements for the client.

Nominated by

Ove Arup & Partners

Client

Welsh Government

Lead designer

Ove Arup & Partners

Main contractor

Carillion

Environmental consultant

TACP

Reinforced earth subconsultant Reinforced Earth Company

Category III checker

Atkins

Precast concrete

Macrete Ireland

Carno Embankment, Tredegar to Brynmawr, EbbwVale

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