A key element in the design of the buildings is the irregular elevations which have been tailored to optimise daylight and reduce solar penetration. The proportions of the glazed façade have been derived using the designers’ own software. The team on Broadcasting Place undertook an innovative analysis of the building façades, to calculate the optimum quantity and distribution of glazing & shading at all points on the façade in order to ensure high levels of natural daylighting but without overheating. RIBA said that the twenty-three-storey tower was “truly iconic” and captured the essence of Yorkshire's rugged landscape. The sustainable design of the building will have been taken into consideration when winning the following awards.
Awards: RIBA Award, 2010 CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Award, Best New Building in Europe, 2010 Yorkshire Property Awards, Best Commercial Development, 2010 Building Awards, Shortlisted for Building of the Year Award, 2010 Leeds Architecture Awar, Best New Building, 2009
1. View past Old Broadcasting House through to the inner courtyard 2. Academic Building entrance from the inner courtyard 3. Southwest view towards the main reception area of Block A
Published on Mar 17, 2011
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