Building Awards - winners!
Architecture Initiative were the proud winners of Building magazine's annual Refurbishment of the Year award for Northampton International Academy. Against a truly stellar shortlist including Coal Drops Yard, the Royal Opera House and Alexandra Palace the studio were praised for their outstanding transformation of the old Barrack Road sorting centre in Northampton into a 2,220 place all through school.
The team are absolutely delighted with the award and grateful to their judges for acknowledging the challenges faced by increasing low budgets on public sector projects. Through the adaptive reuse of a redundant brutalist building we have manage to create a truly inspiring learning environment that will benefit both the pupils and teachers for years to come.