University of Surrey, The Teaching Block, Guildford

University of Surrey

An extension, alteration and refurbishment of an existing teaching block.

Twelve Architects has completed the design and tender documentation for the University of Surrey’s extension and refurbishment of the existing 845 capacity teaching block on the University’s Stage Hill Campus.
The brief requires the assessment and improvement of the existing entrance, classrooms, lecture theatres, circulation space and external landscape. Twelve Architects have developed the design to create a larger, atrium ‘hub’ that provides comfortable, naturally ventilated and light breakout space to the adjacent lecture theatres and teaching spaces.

The design provides a comfortable, recognisable and memorable meeting space for students before and after lectures. An ETFE roof allows a soft sunlight in the day and is lit with coloured feature lighting in the evening.

Combined with local improvements to the external works, the ‘hub’ will significantly improve DDA accessibility to the building.