The space functions as a contract showroom for Danish design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen, as well as a furniture and design accesories store operated by Scandinavian design emporium Skandium. Read the rest of this entry →
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The challenge was to create a new campus on a green field site, based on the same principles and values as the adjacent original campus which dates from the 1960s, in a way that made a coherent whole.
The landscape setting and the theme of integration of activities were the key Read the rest of this entry →
The planning of the building is very well considered and fluidly knits together considerably diverse uses in a positive manner. As is increasingly usual in academic buildings public access in the form of commercial revenue earning usage needed to be considered. The architects solved this by locating a more public internal street at the ground level which also allows access into the auditorium and performing spaces.
Having just visited the recently completed Richard Rose Central Academy in the heart of Carlisle, I was amazed at how such a large open learning environment has created such a calming and businesslike atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry →
I haven’t actually seen this project, but I looked at it in some detail when it was entered for BDP’s internal sustainability awards.
At a time when the future of health buildings in this country looks ‘challenging’ to say the least, this seems to be a project that ticks all the right boxes. It is imaginative, and makes the most of its lovely forest setting.
Not only because I worked on this scheme with BDP, but in terms of changing and rejuvenating an area, this scheme is right up there. Aesthetically basic and uncomplicated, this scheme matched exactly what the local residents needed and wanted in their town centre. Read the rest of this entry →