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Bayes Centre Wins Second National Award for Architecture this Year

The Bayes Centre building has been named a winner for a second time winning a 2021 RIBA National Award for it’s architecture.

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The Bayes Centre building has been named among 54 winners of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) National Awards for architecture.

The awards, which have been presented since 1966, recognise the UK’s best new buildings and provide an insight into the UK’s design and economic trends.

This year’s winners showcase the extraordinary breadth and brilliance of UK architecture today. They include:

  • Church floating on an East London barge (Floating Church)
  • Tottenham Hotspur’s brand new 60,000 seat stadium (Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium)
  • Semi-permanent structure protecting one of Scotland’s architectural gems (The Hill House Box)

The Bayes Centre building was designed by Bennetts Associates and was officially opened in October 2018 by University of Edinburgh Chancellor HRH The Princess Royal.

Since opening, the Bayes Centre has fostered an innovative data driven eco-system, providing ease of access to academic and research expertise, students and other collaborating partner organisations with space to get creative with one another.

The Bayes Centre building was part of the final phase of the University of Edinburgh’s Potterrow development, which commenced in 2003, and creates a permeable pedestrian environment at ground level with a central courtyard.

The building has a rigorous and adaptable design which robustly meets the changing requirements of the University, and positively supports the urban activity alongside the Student Union and McEwan Hall.

This is the Bayes Centre’s second artchitevtural award this year, previously being named among 14 winners of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) national architecture awards, which you can read more about here.

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