Projects | 18 Oct 2019

Crest Supply 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize Winner

Crest Brick Slate & Tile were thrilled to supply the bricks and tiles used for the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Goldsmith Street in Norwich. 

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Leading London architects, Mikhail Riches and their regeneration project Goldsmith Street in Norwich, has been recognised for two prestigous architectural accolades. Firstly, the project has been awarded The Best New Building for 2019 and has been recognised by the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the RIBA Stirling Prize 2019.

This ground breaking project consists of 105 energy efficient ‘Passivhaus’ dwellings. It is the largest of this type of construction and is the first social housing project to be awarded the prize. Crest were able to make a major contribution to the stunning aesthetics and performance of the scheme with the creation of a bespoke blend of bricks for the project, the Crest Goldsmith Blend, which captured the colours of the predominantly Victorian buildings nearby. The Crest design team provided a solution for the striking roof profile using Crest Nelskamp Black Gloss Clay Pantiles which included a specially made angled ridge profile to aid both build-ability and ensure a high quality finish.

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Finding Goldsmith Street takes you through a very typical English Provincial City residential neighbourhood. Goldsmith street is an exception though. It captures the spirit of a very special place. A coherent visual field that communicated the best of enlightened modern domestic European architecture from the outset. The more one absorbs this project, the more this feeling is reinforced.


UKs Best New Building 2019

To find out more, read the full project press release. 

Press release