Civic Trust Award
Reds10 are proud to have been part of the team taking home a prestigious Civic Trust Award for 2014. Along with an external group of engineers, consultants, and architects, Reds10’s interior design team contributed to a spectacular solution for Thomas Fairchild Community School (TFCS).
The award commended the vast experience of the Reds10 team and our partners, who delivered a bespoke solution that sang to the special requirements of TFCS.
After an intense fire destroyed the original Victorian building in 2009, the decision was taken to redevelop the site with a new school building, bringing together an extensive architectural, construction, engineering and design team, who Reds10 were delighted to work along side. The redevelopment increased the school intake from 1.5FE to 3FE, with the overall pupil numbers increasing to 630 plus an additional 50 place FTE nursery.
Reds10 played a part in the project, by providing fixed and loose furniture for the school, as well as interactive digital teaching walls. The work delivered was made possible by Reds10’s unique approach to providing a complete turnkey solution . Drawing on long-established relationships direct with furniture suppliers means that Reds10 are able to design a bespoke solution from an unparalleled inventory of furnishings at industry beating prices.
The Civic Trust Awards accredited the work delivered, saying:
“The design works very hard and provides generous spaces by generally making spaces and elements fulfil many different functions. The school expresses itself as a confident and high quality public organisation, avoiding any institutional barriers. It presents a welcoming and relaxed feel to visitors, staff and pupils, with its contemporary look that is fresh, forward thinking and open.”
The Civic Trust Awards are the longest standing architectural & built environment awards scheme in Europe. They reward the very best in architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, public realm and public art. The projects awarded are deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment, and must be universally inclusive for all users, whilst offering a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.
The RIBA Awards have been going strong since 1966 on a continual basis and are both judged and presented locally. Undetermined by the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award winning-schemes set the standard for outstanding architecture throughout the country.
RIBA Awards, both national and regional are for buildings in the UK, which are created by architects who are RIBA Charted or RIBA International Fellows. Those who win at the RIBA National Awards are the considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
A few months back The Garden School and its architect were featured in an article in the Royal Institute of British Architects Journal. The school then went on to win the Regional Award for Best Educational and Community Building in the London Region on 6th May 2014. On the back of this Hackney went on to win London Region Client of the Year. We were really pleased to be a part of this.
The Reds10 team were overjoyed about getting recognition from two such prestigious industry awards and are looking forward to adding more trophies to the growing awards cabinet in the office in 2014.