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Waterloo ATDs in 4 of the 6 buildings short-listed for Top Architectural prize

Waterloo Air Products plc, is celebrating that its air distribution products are featured in four of the buildings short-listed for this year’s highly coveted RIBA Stirling Prize.

The Library of Birmingham, Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, London Aquatics Centre, The Shard, LSE’s new student centre, and the Manchester School of Art are fine examples of building design and British architecture.

“The Library of Birmingham and Everyman Theatre have already won a National RIBA award as well as RIBA West Midlands and RIBA North West Award,” says a delighted Rick Edmondson, Chairman at Waterloo.

“With many modern buildings pushing the boundaries of design whilst addressing requirements for sustainability, many are moving towards natural ventilation solutions.

“Air Terminal Devices (ATDs) can help reduce emissions and boost cost savings, whilst satisfying environmental requirements.

“At Waterloo we understand the challenges that can be faced when it comes to designing a buildings air distribution requirements. The correct sizing and selection can have a significant impact on effectiveness of a HVAC system’s performance.

“We are proud to be associated with such high profile buildings and that we have products installed in four of those on the short list,” continues Rick.

Although aesthetics are a major consideration, when it comes to the selection of ATDs, the correct choice of engineered products can efficiently deliver conditioned air to the space while adding architectural features which complement the interior design.

Waterloo offers and extensive range of standard and customised solutions which can add value to a buildings performance whilst delivering long term energy and cost savings.

The short-listed buildings will go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade in October.

They will be judged for their design excellence, significance in the evolution of architecture as well as the built environment.


Follow the link to view the publication this article featured in:

  • Building Talk August 2014 (Please click on the link for the pdf file)