Doors on the ground floor open up to the landscape and a public walkway colonnade
Sheppard Robson Architects for Heriot-Watt University
Contract value: £12m
Cost per m2: £2,307
This lochside teaching and learning facility is designed to promote collaboration between the engineering and computer science faculties. It has a BREEAM Excellent rating and aims to be industry focused – the brief included a business enterprise zone. The main entrance opens into an atrium running the length of the building with teaching spaces on each side and views of lush green space at either end. To the south the atrium enlarges into a multipurpose space. Doors on the ground floor open up to the landscape and a public walkway colonnade, its slender columns echoing the nearby trees.