Victoria Gate Leeds Building

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Victoria Gate Leeds Building

Retail Arcade in North England, UK – design by ACME Architects

6 Nov 2017

Victoria Gate in Leeds

Victoria Gate Triumphs at World Architecture Festival

Architects: ACME

17th November 2017 – Victoria Gate in Leeds has scooped the Retail Project of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin (WAF).

This completes a perfect week for the retail outlet, having won two awards earlier in the week at the Brick Awards 2017.

Bennett Architectural worked on three parts of this innovative project including a complex diagrid pattern for the rooftop restaurant of John Lewis which was formed using laser cut aluminium sheets in gold ionized finish with structured silicon glazed curtain walling.

Victoria Gate Leeds Building
image courtesy of Bennett Architectural

For the Victoria Gate arcade frameless glazing systems – including curved glazing, were installed using bonded angles to the back of the glass inside concrete panels.

Installations on the arcade’s rooftop restaurant included Kawneer AA100 roof glazing, AA720 windows within Cor-Ten Steel rain screen cladding and curved glazing to corners.

Cafe Concrete talk at the Building Centre, a 20 minute talk about the development of Victoria Gate and the facades for the arcade and the department store as brick and polished concrete composites:

Concrete Centre_Victoria Gate from acme on Vimeo.

Lionel Grant, Managing Director at Bennett Architectural commented,
“We’re delighted to hear that Victoria Gate has won such a lucrative award at the World Architecture Festival.

“This was an architecturally stunning scheme to work on, the John Lewis rooftop restaurant presented significant challenges for the curtain wall system from an engineering point of view but we worked with a specialist glass engineering company to achieve this innovative solution.”

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John Lewis Store Leeds, Victoria Gate building

John Lewis Victoria Gate building design : ACME


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