The University of Kent’s Templeman Library was ‘Highly Commended’ at last night’s Concrete Society Awards.

Suzi Winstanley, Partner at Penoyre & Prasad collected the award with John Sotillo, Director of Information Services and Mark Ashmore, Project Manager at the University of Kent.

Our design exploits the aesthetic and formal properties of concrete to knit together the new extension with the existing brutalist building to create a vibrant, contemporary building at the heart of the University of Kent campus.

Judges take into account such factors as visual impression and integration with the surrounding landscape, functional suitability, concrete properties exploited in the design, innovation in concrete composition, structure or form, execution and finish, sustainability credentials client satisfaction and value for money.