Foster and Partners named final SECC anniversary 'champions'
04-Feb-11by Annie Byrne
Foster and Partners, the architect behind the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (SECC) Clyde Auditorium, has been crowned the final member of the 25th anniversary ‘Champions’ by the venue’s management. The SECC says the award is in recognition of the “significant contribution” the architects have made to the past success of the venue. Work is soon set to start on Foster and Partner’s latest design for the SECC, its new Scottish National Arena. SECC CEO John Sharkey, who presented the award at the venue’s recent Burns Supper event in London, said: “As our 25th anniversary celebrations draw to a close, we can’t think of a more deserving winner of this award. Foster and Partners have undoubtedly created an icon for the SECC, Glasgow and Scotland that has fondly become known as the Armadillo. The building’s design and facilities have been fundamental to us attracting thousands of events, exhibitions and conferences over the years and in positioning the venue and Glasgow as the UK’s largest integrated venue.” Mike Jelliffe of Foster and Partners said his company was looking forward “to creating a dynamic venue that will attract large scale sporting and entertainment events to the city”. Do you have a news story for EN? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org