LSE is awarded the RIAI International Award

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At a ceremony for the 2014 Irish Architecture Awards on 24th June 2014, held in the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin City Council offices, LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre was awarded Best International Building.
Inspired rather than restricted by the constraints of situation at the convergence of narrow urban streets this highly crafted building emerges triumphantly in a symphony of faceted planes, sensuous textures and warm colour. Internal spatial continuity is achieved vertically and horizontally in a seamless connectivity, linking a diverse variety of student activities. Daylight penetration and visual connectivity with the outer world of the city are maximised via the folding planes of glazing and detail of brickwork cleverly perforated to achieve a degree of transparency without compromising the simplicity of form. A tour de force.
RIAI Awards citation