Camlin wins award from Prime Minister
The practice received the accolade for its work with Nicholas Hare Architects on the Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Birmingham.
The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award recognises new buildings, places and spaces that improve the delivery of public services, give a sense of identity and community, are a source of local pride and help build a sustainable future. It recognises both design and procurement from across the public sector.
Camlin’s design of the extensive outdoor space encompasses a pond, as an ecological learning resource, extensive lawns, terraced seating steps and a prayer garden.
It has reference to the coppice woodlands associated with charcoal making and the landscape of the pre-industrial revolution, while the prayer garden is based on the Islamic garden design concept of Chahar Bagh (four gardens). Other symbols in the college grounds reflect the diversity of the students’ cultures and make reference to protection and wisdom, an ideal environment to inspire learning.