A new BREEAM Outstanding studio building for Wimbledon College of Arts, designed as a simple, flexible enclosure with excellent natural light and ventilation.
This new addition to the Wimbledon Campus introduced at the southern end of a range of studio and workshop spaces provides high quality multi-purpose spaces suitable for a range of courses.
The project is an exemplar of sustainable design for the University of the Arts London. Sustainable measures include north-south orientation, a high performance envelope, controlled natural ventilation, rain water harvesting and photo-voltaic solar collection. Linking the new building to a number of adjacent existing studios there is a canopy structure with much needed semi-outdoor storage below.
This zinc-clad building, within a Conservation Area has been awarded the Green Apple Award in 2014 and the design stage assessment achieved the second highest BREEAM score in the world.
“The project has delivered top-of-the-range, professional facilities for our courses. Staff and students are both enjoying the new working environment which has opened up the possibilities for creating work both indoors and outdoors, providing a cohesive and considered resource centre.
We are extremely pleased that this building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating which reflects the work being done at Wimbledon to integrate issues of sustainability into the curriculum.”
Simon Betts, Dean of Wimbledon College of Arts