R H Partnership’s second building on the new ‘Academic Square’ at the University of Warwick
The new building incorporates facilities for resident academic staff and 800 students including: five lecture theatres, seminar spaces, common rooms, academic offices and a departmental library
The main ‘street’ circulation is a three storey atrium, which acts as a buffer between the departments and theatres.
At the heart of the building the ‘central core’ accommodates the double height common room and library. It is a strong focal element identified by matching internal and external wall colour, providing a clear central point of orientation within the building, visible from both the departments and the street, and glimpsed through the courtyards.