The new Engineering Building for The University of the West of England (UWE) is located at the main Frenchay Campus. Designed by multi award-winning architects, AHR, the iconic building will enable the university to deliver its vision for 21st Century engineering and inspire engineers of the future.
It has been designed and operated to BIM Level two and aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.
The building will accommodate up to 1,600 students as well as 100 academic and technical staff. The design brief was to create a space which would encourage multi-disciplinary collaborative learning.
The outcome is an ideal environment for students to explore, create, and test ideas to change the world for the better.
Industrial Style Glazing
A large central atrium provides a generous space across multiple stepping floor plates which leads to social learning spaces, manufacturing workshops, wind tunnels, laboratories, computer rooms, and computer-aided design (CAD) suites.
At the heart of the building there is also a hub for group study which will encourage students and academics to meet and exchange ideas.
Within the atrium, Lusso installed glazed partitions to allow natural light into the core of the building and visual connection between spaces.
A combination of framed and frameless glazed partitions have been used for different specification requirements within the space and combine well with the wood and black coated steel beams to achieve an industrial look.
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