|London||University College London||£45m||2019|
This flagship UCL building provides a progressive and flexible environment, housing 1000 new learning spaces in the heart of the Bloomsbury campus.
Working with Nicholas Hare Architects to deliver the student centre, it operates a mixed mode ventilation strategy allowing for natural or mechanical ventilation.
Embedded cooling pipes in the exposed concrete soffits deliver radiant coolth to occupants during periods of peak summer temperatures. This low energy system works alongside the passive benefits from the thermal mass of the concrete slab, and is effectively provided for free via a system of open loop ground source boreholes.
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