Stimulating university anchored in good conversation.
Using the idea that learning begins with a conversation, we created a wide range of environments to stimulate thought or discussion.
These included group areas, cafés, incidental places on circulation routes, silent ‘monk cells’ and terraced south-facing garden areas.
At the heart of the building a soaring, perforated copper-clad drum staircase provides vertical circulation. Bridges span from the drum over a south-facing atrium and through a six storey ‘resource wall’ that separates quieter parts of the building. The wall and drum come to life at night with light and image projections.