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Stirling effort from Knauf on award-winning Trafalgar Square project

Stirling effort from Knauf on award-winning Trafalgar Square project

Several products from Knauf, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials, were used on a project that has been nominated for the country’s most prestigious architectural prize.

Trafalgar Place is the first phase of Lendlease's Elephant Park regeneration project in Central London, and is one of six shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize, which was founded in 1996 to celebrate the architect who was deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year.

dRMM, the architects behind the design concept for Trafalgar Place, took a bold approach to their work, on behalf of client Lendlease. Much of the social housing in Elephant and Castle was hastily erected in the 1960s, to a low standard. Trafalgar Place sets a new and exciting path for urban regeneration in the area.

A number of Knauf products were used on the Trafalgar Place project. Knauf Façades were used including Windliner, a 12.5mm gypsum sheathing board that acts as a weather protectant and ideal for steel infill construction methods.

Furthermore, Knauf’s Steel Frame System and the new Airless Finish system were used, alongside numerous products from the Drywall range to satisfy a variety of acoustic and fire resistance requirements necessary.

The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on October 6.


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