University building pays homage to the industrial character of this conservation area
RIBA West Midlands Award winner 2021
Glenn Howells Architects for University College Birmingham
Contract value: undisclosed
Moss House celebrates the historic Jewellery Quarter and responds to growing student numbers at University College Birmingham. It has three lecture theatres, modern teaching spaces, a gym, diner and flagship sports facility. The exterior pays homage to the industrial character of this conservation area with windows that adhere to the visual hierarchy. Inside, the atrium features a wooden staircase, while other spaces are exposed concrete, metal and glass.