Newcastle-based architects FaulknerBrowns have won two international awards for its design of one of the London 2012 Olympic Games venues.
The Killingworth firm, which works internationally, received the awards at the prestigious IAKS Congress for the design of the £31m Lee Valley White Water Centre, home to London 2012’s canoe slalom events where Team GB secured a gold and a silver.
The awards, which are run by the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities together with the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee, are the most important international architecture prizes for sports, leisure and recreational facilities.
Mike Hall, partner at FaulknerBrowns, said: “We are proud of these awards which celebrate both high quality design and operational functionality, in this case recognising what we feel is a world class venue. We believe these values to be at the heart of successful sports facilities.”