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Eric Hollies Stand, Edgbaston, Bryant Priest Newman Architects

Award for best use of aluminium in a building by a new practice - Winner

Bryant Priest Newman Architects has bowled them over at Edgbaston with its redevelopment for Warwickshire County Cricket Club. The practice's brief was to replace an existing terrace and embankment with a new stand, increasing the capacity by 1,300 and providing facilities and viewing for able-bodied and disabled spectators.

The use of aluminium was instrumental in providing the large, flat planes required to construct the roof. The extruded aluminium panels by Rigidal gave a consistent and economical finish to the soffits. The concealed fixings ensure that the planes are as simple as possible and the aluminium flashings are kept to a minimum. The fact that the panels were lightweight meant that the structure above could be kept to the minimum required to prevent wind uplift, while the large cantilever could be achieved, giving more cover to spectators below. The same panels and flashings were used to clad the underside of the terraces to ensure that the services and structure were concealed.

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