Posted in Awards, Infrastructure, Our Work, tagged 2012, Architect, Architecture, Awards, design, energy from waste, engineering, London, Olympics, Pudding Mill Lane, sewage, Urban Design, Urbanism, waste, waste water, water, waterside on July 15, 2011 |
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John Lyall Architects have won a prestigious New London Architecture award for our Pudding Mill Lane pumping station for the Olympics!
Neil Young and John Lyall accepted the NLA award earlier this week, at the impressive Guild Hall in The City of London. This award adds to Pudding Mill Lane’s CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in sustainability.
In his opening remarks, NLA Chairman Peter Murray said:
‘As the awards jury we have sought to reward not only excellence in design but also to recognise architecture that complements the surrounding city. The New London Awards are about buildings that sit comfortably with their neighbours and adjacent spaces and the strength of the winners is remarkable. It goes to show that London is attracting the very best in the world in terms of design and built form despite the economic downturn, and is a positive sign of what is to come.’
An exhibition of the entries highlighting all of the finalists will open in the NLA galleries in September and run for 12 months.
Pudding Mill is just one of a number of award winning Infrastructure projects designed by John Lyall Architects – click here to find out more!
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Also under construction is our Old Ford Water Treatment facility:
The large volumes of the building are taking shape, and the partly recessed tanks can easily be seen in the latest site photos:
The Old Ford Water Treatment facility will take mixed storm and foul water from the Northern Outfall sewer and by a state-of-the-art process of filtration produce ‘grey water’. This groundbreaking facility will supply non-potable water to a number of buildings and venues throughout the Olympics – providing a sustainable water source for Thames Water and The Games.
The simple form and modest materials of this building reflect its function and the fact that it lies within a protected woodland. Another important design factor is that it is one of a family of new engineering structures for the Olympic Park – Old Ford Pumping Station – also designed by John Lyall Architects – sits nearby.
The choice of timber cladding, stone gabions and extensive green roof will enhance the biodiversity of the site by extending habitats. The materials are also inherently sustainable themselves.
Old Ford is a small protected woodland situated just 150m from the Olympic Stadium. As with all of the buildings designed by John Lyall Architects around the Olympic site, the scheme has a simple modesty appropriate to its location, which does not try to compete with its more famous architectural neighbours.
Click here to download a project datasheet (6.5Mb PDF)
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