Penoyre & Prasad’s major extension and refurbishment of the Templeman Library has been shortlisted for a Concrete Society Award.

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.

Award winners will be announced on Thursday, 16th November 2017.