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The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture. This year’s winners, announced on 27 June 2019, were selected from the RIBA Regional Award winners determined earlier this year.

Britain’s best buildings were revealed and they include two projects with Green Roofs that Sky Garden have installed. A wave-shaped distillery, Macallan in Scotland and Brentford Lock are RIBA National award winners!

54 winners of 2019 RIBA National Awards for architecture were revealed. The 54 will be whittled down to a shortlist of around six in July – and then, from these in October, one will be awarded the RIBA Stirling prize for the UK’s best new building.

We are so proud to have been apart of creating two of Britain’s Best Buildings.

Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens

Awards RIBA London Award 2019 and RIBA National Award 2019

Brentford Lock West is an award winning development by Waterside Places, offering a mix of tranquillity and convenience. The external landscaping and terraces, delivered by Sky Garden, matched the high specification, contemporary apartments and penthouses that were designed to reflect the natural environment.

The mix of soft landscaping and permeable hard landscaping features not only reduces the risk of flooding, but also contributes to the development’s sense of community- providing a charming place to relax with friends and family.

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience

Awards RIAS Award 2019 and RIBA Award for Scotland 2019

The rolling roofscape of this building echoes the form of the surrounding hills and serves to successfully conceal an exceptionally well resolved and ingenious fusion of architecture, whiskey technology and impactful interior settings displaying the heritage of the Macallan brand.

The client wanted a modern facility and visitor centre that would not only help them to meet growing demand for their single malt whisky but would complement the setting. The architect, therefore designed a modular building with an undulating green roof to help the building blend within the surrounding countryside. Composed of a timber grid-structure, the 12,000 m2 double-curved roof, which features five mounds to accommodate the distillery’s five production cells, is one of the largest wildflower roofs in Europe, which Sky Garden still maintains.

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