- Location Nottingham, UK
- Status Built
- Service Architecture
- Sector Education
- Area 6,200m²/66,700ft²
- Client The University of Nottingham
The Teaching and Learning Building is the sixth building we’ve delivered for the University of Nottingham to date. Designed to provide a focal point for the University Park campus, the new hub acts as a welcoming nexus for students as they move across the university’s new Learning Quarter.
We based our concept design on a diagram with six volumes of column-free teaching spaces defined by pedestrian desire lines and grouped around a central top-lit atrium. The building’s broad range of learning environments includes seminar rooms, a 306-person lecture hall, and a beautiful double-height Learning Hub for quiet studying and peer mentoring. Breakout areas and a new outdoor square allow students to mix outside of class, while the atrium draws in natural light and provides generous circulation routes.
With its ample natural light, warm materials palette and beautiful campus views, the new facility provides a truly inspiring atmosphere for teaching and learning. Its flexible layout is designed to respond efficiently to the changing needs of students and teachers alike, and thanks to passive techniques and green technologies that reduce energy consumption, it’s environmentally efficient too, achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
It has won numerous accolades, including a 2019 RIBA National Award.
Our design gives great consideration to the teaching, learning and social interaction this new building will facilitate.