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Newsletter 06/2015
Summer Newsletter

Lake Cabin wins Grand Prix Architecture Award

Feilden+Mawson's Prague studio "FAM Architekti" have won the Czech Grand Prix National Architecture Prize for their Lake Cabin in Northern Bohemia. The project was competing against 87 other entries and is one of the smallest buildings to win the award for "Best Czech Building" in its 20 year history.

The award is a competitive exhibition of architectural work completed in the past year, organised by the National Gallery, the Society of Architects and the Czech Chamber of Architects. The competition is open to Czech and international architects, designers and artists for work realised in the Czech Republic.

"We are tremendously happy that an international jury has awarded this little cabin. It demonstrates that even the smallest projects are worthy of an architect to be engaged. With a dedicated and pursuing client and an inspiring site such as this one, one has to achieve an excellent result."

- Design Partner Pavel Nasadil

Construction commencing at King's Lynn Innovation Centre

Construction work is due to commence at King's Lynn Innovation Centre following the appointment of building contractor R G Carter to complete the works. The official turf cutting ceremony took place on 21st May when representatives from Nwes, R G Carter and the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk placed the inaugural spade in the ground at the site.

Once opened, KLIC (King's Lynn Innovation Centre), owned and managed by Nwes, will be a hub for business information, knowledge transfer and engagement with world leading companies in West Norfolk. Opening in 2016, KLIC is expected to act as a catalyst for further economic development and employment opportunities in the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area of King's Lynn.

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Elsie Owusu interviewed as RIBA Role Model

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote diversity and inclusion and inspire a wide talent pool in the construction industry, the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) has launched Role Models, a new on line publication celebrating the diversity of British architects.

Feilden+Mawson Partner, Elsie Owusu has been interviewed as one of the twelve role models. She talks about her life as an Architect, from starting her own business to her work on UK and international projects.

She speaks about her endeavours, working towards diversity and inclusion within architecture and how she believes in the social obligation of challenging what is unfair or unjust. Elsie goes on to explain how she feels that people should follow their dreams and ignore anyone who says it is impossible.

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We now have a BREEAM Accredited Professional

Feilden+Mawson is delighted to announce that Gabriela Marrero-Vasquez has recently become a BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP).

Gabriela is accredited to provide the design team with expert advice on built environment sustainability, environmental design and environmental assessment. She is able to facilitate the team's efforts to successfully schedule activities, set priorities and negotiate the trade-offs required to achieve a target BREEAM rating when the design is formally assessed.

Feilden+Mawson is keen to utilise Gabriela's skills to take the lead in managing the delivery of environmental design, further progressing the practice's commitment to delivering a sustainable built environment. Having a BREEAM AP within the design team benefits all projects, even those not seeking certification, by reassuring clients that the practice is using industry recognised, sustainable, design principles.

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Air Tightness in Historic Buildings

Feilden+Mawson is currently engaged in the refurbishment of six listed Georgian townhouses to provide a new hotel for a joint venture between The Portman Estate, who own the buildings, and Z Hotels who will manage them.

An important aspect of the brief is that the refurbished buildings should provide a substantial improvement on air tightness.

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Case Study: The New Chautauqua Game

Architectural Assistant Luke Butcher recently attended the Biennial International Workshop for Advances in Energy Studies (BIWAES) in Stockholm, Sweden, where he delivered a paper, The New Chautauqua Game, in the working session for 'Decision making tools for urban energy management'.

To play the beta version of the game just click here.

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Feilden+Mawson treat their staff to Amsterdam

The four F+M offices jetted off to Amsterdam on the 16th May for a weekend of architecture, team building, cultural delights, canal rides as well as museums of course! The consensus was that the trip was a great success, including the entries submitted for the sketching and photography competition.

Congratulations to our winners James Gold and Joe Dent, bottles of bubbly await!

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