Stockwell Street Building, Greenwich

Simple elegance of the elevations

Credit: Hufton & Crow

Heneghan Peng Architects for University of Greenwich,

Contract value: Undisclosed. 

GIA: 15,200m2

In the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Maritime Greenwich, this building provides the main university library and the departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts. 

  • Credit: Hufton & Crow
  • Credit: Hufton & Crow
  • Credit: Hufton & Crow
  • Credit: Hufton & Crow

Its facade is broken into smaller elements separated by courtyards and staircases, and articulated at the street level as a series of retail units. The jury admired the simple elegance of the elevations. The graphic qualities of the diagonal form of the dark-clad linking staircase provide orientation.  The jury generally admired the architects’ handling of a building of this scale in such a sensitive location.

See other winners in the RIBA Regional Awards 2015 – London

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