RIBA South West Awards 2015
Keynsham Civic Centre
RIBA South West Awards recognise examples of innovative and outstanding new architecture within the region, and chair of the jury, Andy Ramus of award-winning AR Design Studio said of Keynsham Civic Centre:
'A great deal of effort has been made by both client and architect to ensure the highest of green credentials. The building is on course to achieving an exemplary Display Energy Certificate (DEC) 'A' rating in 2017 once it has been in use for two years, thus making it one of the lowest energy consuming public buildings in the UK.'
Keynsham Civic Centre also won RIBA's South West Sustainability Award. The striking new buildings are approached via an existing street and reveal themselves in the form of the library and one stop shop building, a large gold box floating over a recessed stone and glass entrance area.