‘Imagination’, a collaboration between Re-Format and C.F. Møller Architects,
has been awarded the contract to design the first phase of the University of
Portsmouth’s Institute of Marine Sciences. The project is a redevelopment of
the existing facility in Eastney, presently housed in a series of former MoD
buildings. The unique site is on a narrow peninsula of land at the inlet to
Langstone Harbour, surrounded by sea on three sides.
The contract includes masterplanning of the 0.35 ha site to determine how the
present and future phases will come together to provide teaching and
research facilities for the University of Portsmouth.
The Institute of Marine Sciences project is the first outcome of the
‘Imagination’ collaboration, initiated in November 2008 to provide clients with
design and consultancy services leading to the creation of exemplary
educational buildings. The combination of C.F. Møller Architects and Re-
Format Architects brings international and local expertise to the design of
innovative, sustainable and award-winning educational buildings