IQ Projects shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA London Awards
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom. Annually RIBA host the Regional Awards, the RIBA regional awards celebrate outstanding architectural projects across the Uk, in a variety of different categories which honours specific characteristics and criteria of a project. This year ninety-two projects have been nominated for the 2023 RIBA awards, all shortlisted projects will be assessed by a regional jury and the winning projects will be announced. Following this these regional winners will be then considered for specific awards that celebrate sustainability and other categories. As well as these winning regional projects will also be considered for the highly renown RIBA National Award. IQ are extremely proud to have had 2 projects of which we have collaborated on with our bespoke glazing solutions, recognised for their architectural excellence in the RIBA London Awards.
Lea Bridge Library
The first IQ Project shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA London Awards is the Lea Bridge Library, A project that saw a large timber extension to the grade II listed library in east London. This timber extension consisted of several IQ’s bespoke glazing solutions, including a large façade of architectural glazing with integrated curved glass and Keller minimal windows within the frameless glass elevation. What really makes this project noteworthy, is the effective combination of timber and bespoke glazing. Subsequently creating a minimal environment that champions sustainability and successfully compliments the surrounding natural environment, actualizing a distinguished space for the local community.
Chart Street Studios
The second project of which IQ were a part of that has been nominated for the RIBA London Award 2023 is Chart Street Studios, where IQ collaborated with Ian Chalk Architects.
This was retrofit of an existing 1930’s furniture warehouse in Hoxton, which championed the use us sustainable structural timber to form the new elements of the building, combined with new bespoke double glazed steel windows This building is greatly enhanced by the vast abundance of natural light and ventilation. Elevating this property to its current level that enabled it to win both the AJ Retrofit of the year and workplace up to £5m awards.
Overall IQ are immensely proud to have been nominated twice for such a prestigious award, and acts as a showcase of the hard work that IQ does to deliver the market leading bespoke glazing solutions. If you have a project would benefit from award winning glazing solutions get in contact with us.