GreenCoat house named as finalist for the RIBA National Award for Architecture

A newly constructed residence in London, made with the colour coated product, GreenCoat PLX BT from SSAB, has been named as a finalist for the RIBA National Award – one of UK’s most prestigious prizes for architecture.

The home and office residence named as a finalist has been dubbed the “Tin House” and was designed by the award-winning architect Henning Stummel. The construction features an exterior that is made entirely of GreenCoat PLX BT from SSAB, a company recognized worldwide for producing one of the best steels in the world.

The Tin House is one of only 20 other buildings to be named a finalist for the national award and will be featured on the Channel 4 TV programme, Grand Designs: House of the Year, a famous TV programme in the UK showcasing unique built houses. The winners will be presented later in the autumn 2016.

The Tin House design features six interconnected pyramidal pods where GreenCoat PLX BT was chosen as the only material for the exterior of the construction. Typically utilized for long strip roofing, GreenCoat PLX BT was not only used on the roof, but also on façades and for all other exterior details.

“The choice to use GreenCoat PLX BT came down to its unique aesthetics as well as leading environmental properties. The tinsmiths who performed the build with GreenCoat PLX BT were very pleased with how easy it was to apply as well as the finished appearance, which utilized 500 mm sections between seams for a crisp look,” explains Sean McHugh, Sales Manager at Newell Roofing, SSAB’s supply partner for GreenCoat PLX BT products in the UK.

Besides being well-known among tinsmiths for its easy hand forming and long colour retention, GreenCoat PLX BT features a Bio-based Technology (BT) with a substantial portion of the traditional fossil part replaced by a bio-based alternative. This unique, patented solution by SSAB reduces the environmental footprint significantly.

GreenCoat Nordic quality colour coated products are highly resistant to corrosion, UV radiation as well as scratches. They provide building specifiers with a significantly lighter material compared to alternative solutions and have a low temperature elongation for reduced buckling.

The Tin House has already been named a winner of the RIBA Regional Award for the London area. RIBA awards and prizes have been honouring the best architecture in the UK and around the world for the past 50 years.