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Sir Alexander Fleming Building gets RIBA award

The Sir Alexander Fleming Building is to receive a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award for Architecture.

It will also be considered for one of The Category Awards which will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 19 November at the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.

The building's architect is Foster and Partners and the contract value £42,000,000.

Sir Alexander Fleming building atrium
Sir Alexander Fleming building atrium
The judges said: "The art installation by the Danish artist Per Arnoldi forms a dramatic backdrop to the atrium with its blend of strong colours. Indeed colour is greatly evident within the rest of the building and heips to compliment the clean detailing of all the major elements. At a time when many universities are rejecting conventional procurement routes, this offers a great model to all educational institutes of the benefits of good design."

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