TNG wins RIBA award

TNG Youth Centre, Sydenham

TNG, the youth and community centre which opened in Sydenham last year, has won a major architectural award.

Each year, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recognise exemplar new buildings across the UK. TNG has been named as one of the finest in the London area, with its architects, RCKa, also winning the coveted prize of Emerging Architect of the Year.

Working closely with RCKa, local young people and various partner organisations, in 2009 Lewisham Council developed proposals for a “world-class” building; from the use of innovative sustainable construction and high-quality design, to the extensive participation of young people, whose involvement continued through the detailed design, construction, management and governance of the building and services. Funding for the project was secured from the government’s Myplace fund.

TNG has already been commended in this year’s Civic Trust awards, and was shortlisted at both the Placemaking awards and New London Awards at various stages of its design and construction.

RIBA regional winners will be put forward for the RIBA National Awards in June.

More on the TNG project here: http://www.rcka.co/index2.php?page=portfolio&item=51&type=community

TNG Youth Centre, Sydenham

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