The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm Pascall + Watson,
19 Project Architect Geoff Walton
20 Type of project renovation
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project The relocation of the LRC from the first floor to the ground floor aimed to create a brand new interdisciplinary learning zone at the heart of the campus. This has been designed to create a hub for students services, with a natural flow between the various services on offer.
c special features
22 Site The building is 1930s and is located on the banks of a small river, The Hogsmill, cretaing a very rural and peaceful atmosphere despite its proximity to Kingston town centre.
23 Architecture The project was ambitious as it took a quadrangle with an open air centre and glassed over it, creating a brand new atrium space, light, airy, and visually dramatic. The original 1930s brickwork has been cleaned up and left exposed instead of plastered and painted, which has created the feeling of bringing the outside in, as well as creating continuity between the old and the new.