DMU campus competition success
We have been appointed by De Montfort University (DMU) to deliver its ambitious vision for a new complex at the heart of its Leicester campus.
The new Fletcher Complex will be an impressive base for the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities - with sector-leading teaching facilities that will help DMU to be one of the foremost providers of creative higher education in the UK.
The extensive plans will add extra break-out areas for students, utilise the university’s proximity to the River Soar, and significantly improve the existing Fletcher Tower. The proposals form a critical phase in DMU’s long-term plan, built around an ambitious vision to re-connect the city centre to the waterfront by creating a series of linked public open spaces through the De Montfort campus.
The design focuses on visual vibrancy and creating a refreshing and dynamic environment. Features will include:
- Atrium spaces with open galleries to maximise views between floors and between departmental areas, contributing to a sense of identity and promoting inter disciplinary collaboration.
- Large scale display cases integrated within the architectural design to provide an ever-changing display of students’ three-dimensional work, and animating routes within the building.
- Digital internal and external displays to provide a platform for the students working in digital art.
- Sculpture podiums and catwalks as an external forum for exhibition.
The new Fletcher Complex is scheduled for completion in 2016. More information about DMU’s campus transformation is available on the DMU website.