University College London, Roberts Building Engineering Faculty
The redevelopment maintains the faculty’s position as a leader in its field
Located at University College London’s central campus, the remodelling and extension to the Roberts Building represents the final phase of a much larger development programme. The original 12-storey building, constructed in the 1970’s, has been completely transformed creating a dynamic new environment suitable for modern-day teaching.
The BREEAM rated project, constructed whilst adjacent facilities remained fully operational, provides flexible postgraduate research facilities, academic accommodation, seminar rooms and a multi-purpose exhibition space for the university’s engineering faculty.
The main architectural expression is defined by a screen of terracotta louvres running the length of the building, offering shading and interest to the fully glazed façade behind. The terracotta theme is continued around the return walls of the building, with a rainscreen cladding system creating a cohesive design aesthetic.
Client. University College London, Geoffrey Osborne Ltd
Location. London, UK