img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Business school converts to Stirling

The redevelopment of Durham University’s £16.5m business school

There’s something of James Stirling’s Neue Staatsgallerie entrance to the redevelopment of Durham University’s £16.5m business school, designed by GSS Architecture. The building is topped off with an ‘iconic’, fully glazed, naturally ventilated extension, which the architect claims has turned a transient corridor into the effective social heart of the new facility. With the curved form meaning every pane of glass was unique, the Glulam timber structure was modelled in 3D for fabrication. Counter pointing this, two other new wings were added which echo the University’s more traditional collegiate quadrangle form. The business school, one of only a handful in the UK with triple accreditation, has clearly made the leap to Big Jim via the Big Bang.

 

Latest

Can 3D printed concrete become a viable option for construction? A lighter, more sophisticated, more sustainable version of Holcim’s Striatus Bridge suggests it could

Can 3D printed concrete become a viable option for construction?

University of Bath team joins 15 other partners in European project ‘Inbuilt’ to develop 10 natural and bio-based building materials

University of Bath joins ‘Inbuilt’ project creating natural and bio-based building materials

Embodied carbon and how best to use limited resources took centre stage at the RIBA’s most recent Smart Practice conference

How can we break our addictions to fossil fuels, waste and consumption?

Strengthening the 18th century, timber-framed Corn Exchange and connecting it to an upgraded 1930s Studio Theatre were key to opening the arts centre to modern audiences

How FCBStudios and Max Fordham refurbished the listed Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre

Western modernism came to colonial West Africa and India, but with independence they made it their own. Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence follows the story

Locals made ‘progressive, optimistic’ style their own