HILLTOP Primary School in Airdrie has been named the best new built project at the annual (RCI) Magazine awards.
The building boasts an imposing rounded front utilising 10mm copper-effect Parklex cladding, which was specified by Glasgow-based Reid Roof and supplied by Vivalda. Morgan Sindall was the main contractor for the build, with Norr Consultants behind the architecture.
The judges said, “This project has a unique, drum shaped frontage that creates a strong and architecturally diverse structure. It follows the modern school design and has been very well executed.”
Yvonne Campbell, sales manager at Vivalda Scotland, commented, “This was a technically challenging project given the fact that the sustainable wood cladding was curved on-site to create such a stunning effect. Credit should go to Glasgow’s Reid Roof who developed the solution using aluminum T profiles with an aluminum flat plate to construct a ‘mould’ which was used to shape the cladding.”