Crit Building wins Facade of the Year Award

We are very pleased to announce that the Crit Space has won the ‘Facade of the Year’ award (organised by World Architecture News). It has been reported that this category saw fierce competition, with a wide range of entrants – the big and the small.

Opened in 2012, the Crit Space (designed by Guy Holloway Architects) provides students at the School with a high-tech learning environment which they use for their ‘critiques’. The high-resolution screens, which have been described as ‘giant i-pads’, enable students to present their ideas to a small group.

The report from World Architecture News states that ‘each judge had nothing but admiration for this shimmering, transformative addition to a formerly drab university quad, which utilises natural wind energy and thousands of dynamic aluminium flaps to elegantly reflect the constant flow of students treading the thoroughfare below’.

Professor Don Gray has commented on this award by saying: ‘I could not be more delighted that good design has been recognised in this way by such a significant international publication. Kent School of Architecture has always prided itself on the quality of provision for its students, and this represents further endorsement of our commitment.’

If you have not yet seen our time-lapse video of the Crit Space construction, then please follow this link.

The full article from WAN can be found on their website.