The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education has been given the award for education or healthcare structures by the Institute of Structural Engineers. The awards are the industry’s “most prestigious awards ceremony which celebrates excellence in structural engineering,” according to the Institute, rewarding the “work of the world’s most talented structural designers and their indispensable contribution to the built environment.”
On WISE, the Institute says that “ever since CAT was founded 30 years ago, it has been pioneering low energy solutions in construction and operation. The WISE building brings together these years of experience into a large scale educational building at the cutting edge of low energy construction.”
The structural designers responsible for WISE, Buro Happold, also had three other buildings shortlisted.