David Attenborough Building wins RIBA National Award

21st June 2018

CCI is delighted that the David Attenborough Building is one of the winners of the RIBA National Awards, which are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

The David Attenborough Building houses CCI’s conservation campus, as well as the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology and the Babbage Lecture Theatre. Previously home to various University departments, the building underwent extensive refurbishment between 2013-2015.

The judges described the refurbishment of the building as ‘a first-rate example of how the integrity of a modernist building can be retained, and its future protected, by a clear-headed conversion to new, highly appropriate uses’.

The project’s architects, Nicholas Hare Architects, were also praised by the judges for the way they ‘used all the traditional conservation skills but also connected with the spirit and muscularity of the original building’.