The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), was named the winner in three categories at the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) awards last night.
“It’s fantastic for the team to have won these three awards and to receive recognition for the project’s ambitious sustainability credentials alongside the innovative use of timber.”
NMIS was recognised with the ‘Office/Commercial/Industrial/Retail’ award, alongside the ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Wood for Good’ special awards. Selected by judges from all shortlisted entries and across all categories, the latter is presented to projects which ‘demonstrate excellence in the application of timber technology’.
Driven by low-carbon outcomes at every stage, a clear strategy on the NMIS headquarters building resulted in impressively low embodied and operational carbon metrics. It operates without the use of fossil fuels, and includes infrastructure to maximise onsite renewable energy generation. The inclusion of CLT and glulam alone resulted in a saving of over 700 tonnes of CO2 as compared to a steel frame option.
Ross Barrett, Design Director and Project Lead, commented:
“It’s fantastic for the team to have won these three awards and to receive recognition for the project’s ambitious sustainability credentials alongside the innovative use of timber. Congratulations also to our clients at the University of Strathclyde, who had both the clear vision and a bold ambition to create this unique, low-carbon building.”
The building, an industry-led centre of manufacturing expertise, is home to multiple spaces which will nurture innovation and collaboration. It is set to be one of Scotland’s leading institutes, attracting world-leading companies and institutions at the cutting edge of manufacturing.
These awards follow numerous accolades for the project this year, including the Building Awards, Structural Timber Awards, Herald Scotland Property Awards, and Offsite Awards. It is also shortlisted in the Wood Awards, which will be announced next week.