Learning & Teaching Centre – Brunel University London

Learning & Teaching Centre – Brunel University London

This new, seven storey building provides learning and teaching spaces for the student centred pedagogies that are evolving at Brunel University London.

  • Learning & Teaching Centre Brunel University London Central atrium Penoyre & Prasad

The building is conceived as a flexible rig of team based learning and teaching spaces, organised around a central spine of informal learning spaces. This ‘learning commons’ flows up through the building, in a series of IT enriched stairs, platforms and balconies through the central atrium. Generous circulation around and through the atrium provide further spaces for chance encounters, collaborative endeavours and individual study. All parts of the building are conceived as potential learning spaces, whether circulation, café, multi-use space on ground floor or the rooftop terrace.

  • Brunel University - Corner Entrance_Penoyre & Prasad
  • Brunel University - Concourse East_Penoyre & Prasad
  • Learning & Teaching Centre – Brunel University London 1
  • Learning & Teaching Centre – Brunel University London 2

Set at the edge of a landscaped quad, the building is perpendicular to the Grade II Listed Brutalist Central lecture block. The light, transparent façade of the LTC is designed to be a counterpoint to the Brutalist architecture of its neighbour. The proposed landscape design unifies the quad, removing complex levels to create a connecting surface to all the surrounding buildings.

  • Brunel University - model - Penoyre Prasad
  • Brunel University - competition image_Penoyre & Prasad
  • Brunel University - learning stair competition sketch_Penoyre & Prasad

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  • Graphisoft UK BIM, ‘Project of the Year’ Award - Learning & Teaching Centre, Brunel University: Winner
  • Graphisoft UK BIM, ‘Public Sector Project of the Year’ Award - Templeman Library: Winner
  • Brunel University London
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