One of the York Handmade Brick Company’s most acclaimed projects has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize.
York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, provided more than 300,000 bricks for the magnificent new Magdalene College Library at Cambridge University.
The library is one of six projects in line for this year’s Stirling Prize, the highest accolade in architecture. It is awarded for the UK’s best new building of the past 12 months.
The contract was worth £300,000 for York Handmade, one of the leading independent brickmakers in the UK.
The architects for the new library at Magdalene College are London-based Niall McLaughlin and the winner of the Stirling Prize will be announced on 13 October.
David Armitage, chairman of York Handmade, commented: “It is a tremendous honour to have played a pivotal role in creating a building which has been nominated for the Stirling Prize. There is no more significant or coveted prize in the architectural world.”
York Handmade was selected primarily for the colour and the character of its brick, but also because of the company’s ability to manufacture a wide range of intricate specials and sizes to fit in with the design specified by the architect.