Richard Morris Building, De Monfort University
A a new £2.55m extension to the existing business school at Loughborough University to house academic and lecturing facilities for postgraduate courses, including the prestigious MBA.
We have created an extension for the existing Richard Morris Building as the Business School continues to grow. The improvements feature a reception space, breakout areas, academic offices and a suite of lecturing facilities for postgraduate courses, including the prestigious MBA. The design also makes full use of a two metre descent across the site to incorporate the lecture facilities at lower ground floor level, overlooking the existing sports pitches.
The existing building is a landmark at the main entrance of the campus, and the new scheme builds upon this status whilst maintaining a degree of aesthetic autonomy to reflect its discrete function. As a result, the design extrapolates the curvilinear geometry of the original, but adopts a very different elevation treatment.
We developed a low-energy strategy for the building, in partnership with Loughborough University, which is naturally ventilated and fully lit by day light. Solar gain is minimised through the use of a variety of passive shading techniques, developed through an in-depth study of 3D sun path modelling before the design was finalised.
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