British Council – Nigeria
JCP was the executive architect on this project, which was designed by the British practice Allies and Morrison. The client needed a building that conveyed openness, transparency and accessibility, while providing high-security arrangements for its occupants. The material palette of white rendering, exposed concrete and locally-sourced Iroko timber, with the majestic height of the facade, evokes both vernacular informality and the authority befitting a quasi-diplomatic institution. The building won the RIBA International Award in 2006.