Stanton Williams, AKT II and Kier discuss the design,
specification and construction of this world class
The Sainsbury Laboratory is a research centre set in the grounds of
Cambridge University’s botanical garden. Funded by the Gatsby
Foundation, it was designed to bring together world class
scientists and has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2012.
In this short film, Alan Stanton, Director of
Stanton Williams; Albert Williamson-Taylor, Director and Founding
Partner of AKT II, and Louisa Finlay, Operations Director at Kier,
discuss with a particular focus on concrete how they brought this
extraordinary project to life.
RIBA comments: "This building is an exciting new typology, with
spaces for research juxtaposed with those for education; the
private and the public; the highly-technological nurture of nature
with the simple enjoyment of an extended botanic garden."
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