State-of-the-art teaching

Friday 09 Nov 2007

City of Westminster College wins full planning consent for the design by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Leading Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen have won full planningconsent for a major educational project at Paddington Green, West London. schmidt hammer lassen’s design for a new £93 million HQ building for the further education provider will offer brand new, state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities in an inspirational building. At the heart of the scheme is a dynamic inner atrium filled with natural light. Thiscentral galleried space will act as the new building’s ‘hub’, a circulationand meeting space leading to adjacent areas providing academic andpractical teaching facilities, open learning centre, meeting rooms, administrative accommodation and flexible seminar spaces. The collegewill also accommodate a range of amenities for the local communityincluding; a nursery, theatre and café. There are also plans for a publicart installation. schmidt hammer lassen’s scheme will create a buildingthat actively engages with its surroundings - voids cut into thebuilding’s mass reinforcing the perception of a transparent, permeableand inherently civic building. Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen has for more than 20 years enjoyed a reputation as one of Scandinavia's leading, award-winning architectural practices. The practice’s head office is located in Aarhus, Denmark with branch offices in Copenhagen, Oslo and London.

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