New LSE building Supreme Winner

The new LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre wins the prestigious BDA Supreme Award.

The LSE, with its high level of ambition and sophistication, was the clear Supreme winner for the judges. They were blown away by its dynamic character and the standards this building now sets for the future of brick. The architects, O’Donnelll + Tuomey, have created a masterpiece of a building which creates a whole new language for brickwork which architecture has never seen before.

The building, which is located in London’s “city of bricks”, uses the complex space to its advantage by creating a light, spacious and delightful environment for the hum of student life to occur. The exterior uses a staggering 175,000 handmade bricks to create both solid and perforated areas, with the latter allowing light to both infiltrate and, at night, filtrate to create a beautiful pattern effect.

The judges would like to congratulate the entire team that worked on this building as it is a fine example of what brick can be.

Further information can be found at:

O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Swift Brickwork Contractors Ltd
Brick Development Association

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