Location: Durham, UK
Architect: Space Architecture
The development houses a major library extension, a new Law School and a student services building to be known as the Palatine Centre. The bold concept complements the World Heritage Site setting, defining a new public realm on the Lower Mountjoy campus. A dramatic three storey linear atrium links all levels. Eco-friendly materials include a green roof, cedar shingles and timber boarding, combined to create a unique and distinctive character..
Bespoke Glazed Systems, Doors, Insulated Panels and Spandral Panels
The project is a major step forward in the University's long-term strategy to provide sustainable and world-class facilities in line with its standing as a top five UK university. Its buildings in Durham City and at Stockton form one of the most complex and important university estates in the world. The design of the scheme was informed by a two-year programme of consultation with students, staff, local residents and regulatory bodies. The new buildings will have first rate environmental credentials, achieving the recognised BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) 'excellent' standard.