12 Nov 2021

More Awards for King’s International College

On Tuesday evening Cindy, Giovanni and Rob joined our King’s School clients for the Canterbury Society Design Awards. Hosted by Ptolemy Dean, the evening celebrated local design in all its forms, from shopfronts to…well, the International College!

The building won Best New Building in a Conservation Area. The jury said:

“This is an outstanding new building of great quality. The simple traditional courtyard form combined with unashamedly contemporary materials and detailing create a building of great assurance and presence.

The soft and hard landscaping of the courtyard garden is elegant and inviting - offering a safe haven for informal study and an ideal venue for whole house gatherings.”

We were absolutely delighted to win Overall Winner of the night jointly with Tim Ronalds for the Malthouse.

“These two buildings, which are clear and distinguished winners in each of their respective categories, also complement each other perfectly. The masterplanning of the new campus, undertaken by Walters & Cohen, is restrained yet elegant, giving each building a grounded presence in the beautifully landscaped setting. The Corten cladding of the new college, in a similar hue but darker than the brickwork of the Malthouse, helps tie the two buildings together into a single composition.”