Centre for Competitive Creative Design, C4D Bedfordshire

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design Bedfordshire, C4D Building

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design

C4D Bedfordshire, southeast England, UK – design by Niall McLaughlin Architects

19 May 2011

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design Bedfordshire

Design: Niall McLaughlin Architects

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photos © Nick Kane

RIBA Award winner, 19th of May 2011

C4D is a building of two halves, split horizontally just below the eaves.

The lower half is a rationally planned box centred around a main teaching space that has a large uninterrupted view of the airfield. This is then supported by a series of meeting rooms, offices and storage areas; simple timber cladding and simple details.

The top half, however, could not be more different – a complex juxtaposition of beams and roof planes that seem unquestionably aeronautical and appear to be part bi-plane and part aircraft hangar. It uses north light as the excuse but is undoubtedly fuelled by imagination. Every junction is an expedition of diagonal geometry in both plan and section, that given the right conditions might easily fly.

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photos © Nick Kane

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design – Building Information

Title: The Centre for Competitive Creative Design
Location: Bedfordshire
Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects
Client: Cranfield University
Contractor: Kier Marriott
Contract Value: £1,250,000
Date of completion: Aug 2010
Gross internal area: 300 sqm

Niall McLaughlin Architects

RIBA Awards


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