Simple elegance of the elevations
Heneghan Peng Architects for University of Greenwich,
Contract value: Undisclosed.
In the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Maritime Greenwich, this building provides the main university library and the departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts.
Its facade is broken into smaller elements separated by courtyards and staircases, and articulated at the street level as a series of retail units. The jury admired the simple elegance of the elevations. The graphic qualities of the diagonal form of the dark-clad linking staircase provide orientation. The jury generally admired the architects’ handling of a building of this scale in such a sensitive location.
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