Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Our Architects Are World-Class

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Our Architects Are World-Class

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Byline: COREENA FORD Business writer coreena.ford@ncjmedia.co.uk @Scoopford

TYNESIDE architects Faulkner-Browns has been named on the list of the best building designers in the world for a second year running, after making the finals of the World Architecture Festival Awards 2017.

The Killingworth-based company will fly the flag for the North East at the Berlin event in November, thanks to its work on the multi-award winning South Shields centre The Word.

The Word - styled as The National Centre for the Written Word - opened last year to great fanfare and forms the centrepiece of the PS100m regeneration project, South Shields 365. It has already accrued a raft of trophies for its innovative design and features.

The PS13.5m centre's look is inspired by the fanning out of the pages of a book and includes a 21st century library, a media studio complete with a green screen and video production facilities, and a 'Story-World' room designed to bring stories to life through images projected on the walls to an accompanying soundtrack.

It is for The to be for the The Word will need to install a Steve new trophy cabinet if it triumphs, having already totted up 11 awards, including a national award at the RIBA National Awards 2017, the building of the year at the RIBA North East Awards 2017, project of the year at the RICS North East Awards 2017, and the Mixology North Awards 2016 public sector interiors project of the year trophy.

FaulknerBrowns and The Word will go up against some of the biggest and best projects from around the globe at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, Germany, which runs from November 15 to 17. …

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