This is tremendous news and we are very proud that our two campuses are getting international recognition for their amazing architecture, inspirational learning environments and the major impact they are having on our local communities.
(PRWEB UK) 5 April 2013
Forth Valley College is on top of the world after their Alloa and Stirling Campuses won prestigious architectural prizes at the Civic Trust Awards 2013.
The coveted awards attract entries from across the globe and recognise the very best in architectural design and the significant impact this has on the local community and environment.
Over 263 entries were submitted this year however Forth Valley College’s stunning new state-of-the-art campuses stood out from the crowd and were amongst only 32 prize-winners, and only 4 from Scotland, to be presented with an award at a glittering ceremony held in Cardiff recently.
The Stirling Campus also won the Special Award for Scotland with the Civic Trust Awards National Panel choosing it as an exemplar project from this year’s crop of Scottish Winners.
The campuses were designed by leading architects Reiach and Hall. Other key partners involved in the creation of the buildings include Miller Group, Davis Langdon, Turner and Townsend, Halcrow Group, KJ Tait Engineers and Horner and MacLennan.
The Alloa Campus was formally opened by First Minister Alex Salmond MSP in October 2011, with the First Minister returning to launch the Stirling Campus in September 2012.
Both campuses offer state-of-the-art facilities including workshops, specialist learning environments and flexible teaching spaces in addition to general facilities including a refectory, learning resource centres, fitness suite and student support areas.
Forth Valley College Principal, Linda McKay said:
“This is tremendous news and we are very proud that our two campuses are getting international recognition for their amazing architecture, inspirational learning environments and the major impact they are having on our local communities. They were up against some of the world’s finest buildings and this is a truly magnificent achievement. We were particularly honoured for our Stirling Campus to receive the top award for Scotland.”
“These awards confirm our two new campuses as a top choice for education and training in Scotland offering learning experiences which will be unsurpassed across the country and beyond. The services offered to the community and the significant impact on the local landscape and regeneration will also ensure the campuses play a major role in the Forth Valley area for years to come.”
Civic Trust Awards Managing Director, Malcolm Hankey said:
“The Civic Trust Awards celebrate not only design excellence, but also the relationship between structures, places, the environment and communities. Winning projects have demonstrated architectural excellence whilst offering cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community.”
David Prichard, Chair of National Panel said:
“In the higher education sector we were impressed with the campus planning and architecture in Forth Valley which seemed to highlight a different ethos in education building in Scotland."
For additional information, please visit http://www.civictrustawards.org.uk/