BREEAM Excellent stone-clad building is designed round a tiered atrium
Bennetts Associates for University of Edinburgh
Contract value: undisclosed
The Bayes Centre is the final standalone building in Edinburgh University’s 18-year-long development at Potterrow. The university’s 2008 Informatics Forum helped make it a world-leading location for start-ups and data companies, now enhanced by this business and learning centre which brings together academics, students and industry in data technology, robotics, maths and design informatics. The BREEAM Excellent stone-clad building is designed round a tiered atrium, with wide landings and galleries criss-crossed with stairs and circulation. Spatial drama and generous connections encourage researchers to linger and exchange ideas; chalkboards on the walls are often used to work through formulae that are visible to all.