LSE’s new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre has been shortlisted in four categories for the Brick Awards 2014. The categories are: Best Public Building; Best Craftsmanship; Best Education Building; Innovative use of brick and clay.
The annual Brick Awards recognise excellence in design and construction using brick. Each year hundreds of entries are submitted and 17 trophies are presented.
The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre opened in January 2014 and has been widely praised by architecture critics, as well as the School community. Most recently, it was also shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.
Julian Robinson, Director of Estates at LSE, said: “The Student Centre demonstrates the craft of the bricklayer and the versatility of brick as a construction material and we are delighted to have been shortlisted. The building has received much critical praise and many awards and so we look forward to the Brick Awards ceremony later in the year.”
The Brick Awards will be held in London on Wednesday 12 November 2014. Read more about the awards here.