Cambridge 2000: Kingfisher Way: Steel Building
The first completed building of phase two of the Accordia development
off of Brooklands Avenue. This is a step up in style from the phase
one buildings, with the balconies the main focal point, even if the
semi-random pattern is a bit contrived. The balconies appear also on
the east-facing front of the building, but they make more sense on this
west-facing garden side, not only because it is relatively private,
overlooking the greenery around Hobson's Conduit (Vicar's Brook), but
also because balconies are more likely to be used in the afternoon than
in the morning, so a west-facing aspect is perfect.
The Accordia development (as a whole) was awarded the RIBA Stirling
prize for 2008 (this is the top annual UK architecture prize).
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