Concrete Award, Best Building and Overall Winner

The Collection, City and County Museum, Lincoln | Panter Hudspith Architects

Panter Hudspith Architects' museum in Lincoln, the Collection: Art & Archaeology, has been named as the overall winner in the Concrete Society's 2006 Awards for Excellence in Concrete Construction in the buildings category. 
The judges praised the building's design for meeting the client's aspirations in both the individual space requirements withini the building, and being sympathetic to the site, which is a scheduled ancient monument.
The inner structural leaf is concrete, which was chosen primarily to provide evironmental stability through thermal mass for the storage of valuable historic materials. Self-compacting concrete was used to form the cranked pitched gallery roofs, and for the finish, the architect lined the proprietary shutters of the internal walls with 75mm wide timber boards. 

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