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Stirling 2001 - ADAPT Trust Access Award

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Stirling 2001

Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

The ADAPT Trust Access Award, a new RIBA prize which honours excellence in access provision to arts and heritage buildings, was won by Avery Associates' Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts building, cleverly inserted into a restricted site in central London.

The judges said: 'The RADA building project presented the architects with a restricted site that could have made access difficult. The result has proved that access issues do not preclude the aesthetics of good design. What impressed most was the thought given to providing access not only to public areas but also to backstage facilities including technical galleries and workshops.

'This project has shown that architects can design beyond Part M of the Building Regulations and can cater for all disabilities, including sensory impairments that are often given minimal attention.'


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