Burry Port Primary School was recognised at the RIBA Regional Awards this week by receiving three prestigious RSAW Awards.
For 50 years the RIBA awards have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the UK and around the world, no matter the form, size or budget. Successful projects reflect changes and innovations in architecture, but at their core display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people's lives.
Burry Port deserves recognition for its simple, original and multifaceted approach to innovation, achieved by dramatically reducing energy consumption through its design principles and addressing carbon reduction through the specification of low embodied natural materials in an innovative construction method.
WRW worked in collaboration with Carmarthenshire Council, Architype, Bingham Hall, TB+A, WARM and Melin to complete this ground-breaking project to achieve Passivhaus Certification, making Burry Port the first Primary School in Wales to achieve the rigorous energy standard.
BIM Coordinator Lucy Stephens attended the award ceremony in Cardiff along with Architype, TB+A and the Council where the Winners were revealed. Burry Port took the accolade for RSAW Welsh Architecture Award 2016 and RSAW Sustainability Award 2016 as well as Andrew Tidy of Carmarthenshire County Council and George Mikurcik of Architype being jointly awarded the RSAW Project Architect of the Year Award 2016.
A very successful evening for everyone involved in the design and construction of Burry Port Primary School. Teachers and Pupils can be proud that their School has received such credible recognition within the industry.