Brunel Building model at the RA

For the second year running Fletcher Priest will be exhibiting a project model at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, which runs from the 10th June to 12th August.

An architectural model of a section of the Brunel Building facade, showing the elevation from Bishop’s Bridge Road, Paddington, will feature in the year’s exhibition. This follows last year’s inclusion of the Red Hall from Oxford North and a cast of the Gresham Street grasshopper.

The brief for the architecture room at the Exhibition from curator, Spencer De Grey centres on the theme of sustainability. The Brunel Building makes for a good fit. The building’s structure exoskeleton is designed to provide 17% solar shading to the façade, and allows for larger windows, greater views, and less reliance on artificial lighting. It also means greater thermal mass and less artificial heating.

The Brunel Building, designed for Derwent London, is due to complete mid-2019.