Celebrating Rockvilla’s RIBA National Award win

The National Theatre of Scotland’s new HQ, Rockvilla, was amongst 49 winning projects (one of only three from Scotland) being celebrated at the RIBA National Award Winners Party, held recently at Francis Kéré’s 2017 Serpentine Pavilion.

Director Chris Coleman-Smith and Associate Rory McCoy, the team responsible for delivering Rockvilla, journeyed to London for the event. They greatly enjoyed the chance to visit the pavilion, with its beautifully crafted wooden canopy and blue curving walls resembling something of a simplified, textile-like, patterned tree, which provided the perfect setting for the summer evening reception.

Rockvilla, adding the RIBA National Award to its already impressive haul of awards, has been described by the client as a ‘game-changing resource’ for the National Theatre of Scotland, and have greatly commended the building for transforming the way they are able to function on a day-to-day basis. Lucy Mason, the Company Director, said ‘Instead of being in tiny offices at our old base in Civic Street, or scattered around across the city, we’re now all in the same space, and able to see that we are a company. It makes all our communications so much easier and more efficient, and everyone is really loving it.’ In addition, thecclient has recognised the design team personally for their commitment to the Company’s ethos, and for their understanding and enthusiasm throughout the project.

You can learn more about the project here.

July 2017