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Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
London, UK London South Bank University £17m 2002

Project details

Bard-inspired university building.

We designed a nine-storey building on Keyworth Street, the main thoroughfare through the university.

Our flexible teaching space sits alongside a west-facing glazed hall, which acts as a naturally ventilated buffer, mediating air and light from the hot, bright side of the building.

The hall contains twin wooden towers dedicated to teaching, designed as ‘Romeo & Juliet’ pairings of rooms and terrace balconies.

At foyer level we created space for exhibitions, lectures and performances. The roof curve contains studios for the University School of Architecture.

Brief

  • design a new teaching and resource centre
  • create a flexible space
  • create a fitting home for the university’s architecture faculty

Results

  • dynamic, street-facing presence for the university
  • cutting-edge, flexible teaching space
  • spearheading the regeneration of Keyworth Street

Integrated services

architecture, environmental engineering, structural engineering, acoustics, lighting