Commendation: The Entopia Building

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Entopia Building Interior

In this category, there are two winning schemes and one commendation.

Commendation: The Entopia Building

Client: University of Cambridge

User Client: The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Lead Architect, Passivhaus Designer, Carbon Consultant, Client Advisor: Architype

Photographs: Architype/Jack Hobhouse

Photographs Titled: Architype/SOLK Photography Ltd

Building Sponsor: Envision Energy

Project Manager: 3Pm

Cost consultant: Gardiner and Theobald

Contractor: ISG

Delivery Architect: Fielden + Mawson

Services Engineer: BDP and Max Fordham

Passivhaus Designer: Max Fordham

Structural Engineer: BDP and CAR

Interior Design: Eve Waldron Design

Passivhaus and EnerPhit Certifiers: Mead Consulting

Judges’ Comments

“This project demonstrates the very best qualities of craftsmanship to achieve the potentially conflicting sustainability certification standards of Enerphit, BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Gold. The team took a fabric first approach, with a commitment to a circular economy and re-using/recycling materials wherever possible.  This extends to fit out (including lighting) and furnishings, 65% of which are recycled, and others use innovative materials including hemp and crushed paper.”