Top 2016 Moments

As a new year starts, we take a look at our favourite moments at Kettle Collective from 2016. We were honoured to have won such prestige awards this year, including the Queens Award for Enterprise 2016 and the SEPA One Planet Award at the Scottish Business Awards. Our sustainable approach to design continued to the success of the Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai being awarded the Sustainable Project of the Year at the Middle East Architect Awards 2016. Kettle Collective…

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Kettle Collective win the SEPA One Planet Award 2016

Kettle Collective is honoured to have won the SEPA One Planet Award at the 2016 Scottish Business Awards last night. The SEPA One Planet Award is awarded to companies who focus on sustainable development in their business goals and aspirations. “We believe that as Architects we have a duty to mitigate the effects of climate change by designing buildings, which work harder to perform better, and at Kettle Collective we are at the forefront of global sustainable design. We make…

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Kettle Collective Shortlisted for The Scottish Business Awards 2016

We are honoured to announce we have been nominated for the SEPA One Planet Award in The Scottish Business Awards 2016. The One Planet Award introduces a sustainable aspect to the Scottish Business Awards, focusing on the way in which companies tackle the on going issue of climate change. The Scottish Business Awards Dinner, to be held at the EICC in Edinburgh, will be hosted by Rob Brydon, with Keynote Speaker Leonardo DiCaprio who’s foundation supports global environmental issues. “We…

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A Sustainable Future for Iraq Architecture

We are pleased to announce that Kettle Collective is currently working on an architectural concept for a project located in Erbil in Iraq. The project will be pursuing a certification in LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, a rating that recognises best-in-class green building strategies and practices. It is thought if successful in achieving LEED accreditation, it could be one of only a handful of buildings in Iraq with the rating and could contribute to promoting further sustainable…

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Kettle Collective win the Royal Scottish Academy Architecture Prize

Kettle Collective have won the Royal Scottish Academy Architecture Prize for “outstanding work by architects of any age” for the Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai. The working model of the project will be displayed in the RSA in Edinburgh until 20th January 2015. This is the third prize for the project which includes the Cityscape Global Future Project of the Year for Leisure and Tourism and the Middle East Architect Sustainable Building of the Year. Share this page:

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Kettle Collective Design Shortlisted for Cityscape Award

We are very pleased to announce that the design for the Solar Innovation Centre has been shortlisted for the Future Leisure and Tourism category for the 2014 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets. The Cityscape Awards Team said they, “have received a high number of entries, all of a very high standard…” Tony Kettle’s design for the visitor centre located in the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai reinforces a sense of place for green Dubai as…

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Kettle Shortlisted for Leaf Awards

We are delighted to announce that Kettle Collective has had a project shortlisted for the Best Future Building of the Year for the 2014 Leaf Awards. The shortlisted project is called The Joost van der Westhuizen Centre for Neurodegeneration, a building to support both the South African community and assist the world community in trying to find a cure for neurodegeneration. The building is, not only to be iconic, memorable and fitting for a world-class sports icon but also offer…

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Model of the Month

Our model of the month is the Ripple Retreat, a children’s cancer retreat which is being developed with our client, It’s Good 2 Give. We believe in the work that Lynne, Ian and their team at It’s Good 2 Give are doing to raise money for kids and their families affected by cancer and want to do as much as possible to help by creating the ripples retreat on the banks of Loch Venachar.

The key driver of good architecture is…

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Updates from Mipim

Tuesday AM: Up early to catch my flight. It’s usually a direct, cheap but sadly discontinued EasyJet flight. This year I’m flying BA via Charles De Gaulle and it’s not the usual packed flight of MIPIM tourists all heading south. I drive to the airport, and with two flights and a bus to Cannes with over 20,000 people (and rising) having similar plans, I can’t help but wonder about the Carbon Footprint of MIPIM, each of these journeys to meet…

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