Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick

Ethereal and beautifully sculpted building

Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick
Nucleus, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick Credit: broad daylight ltd

Reiach and Hall Architects for The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Contract value: Undisclosed

GIA: 54,000m2

The judges unanimously felt that this was an impressive industrial project which has created an ethereal and beautifully sculpted building. Security issues in the design of the landscape did not detract from the panel’s view that this was an excellent result. The relationship of the structure to the historic context of the site and the adjacent wartime airfield, together with the references to the Caithness context of lochs and a difficult climate, are beautifully articulated.

RIBA National Award

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