University of Manchester National Graphene Institute Wins Royal Institute of British Architects National Award

SOURCE: Manchester 1824 - The University of Manchester

National Graphene Institute wins RIBA

After graphene was first isolated at The University of Manchester in 2004, the University set about creating a new home for the superlative one-atom thick material to enable academics and industry to work side-by-side on the applications of the future. The result – the £61m National Graphene Institute (NGI), which was opened last year by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne – has just been honoured in the RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) National Awards, the most rigorous and prestigious accolades for new buildings in the UK.

The building will now enter the shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best building of the year, which last year featured the University’s revitalised Whitworth Art Gallery.

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