Penoyre & Prasad’s Sibson Building for the University of Kent in Canterbury has been selected as a finalist in this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards – ‘Higher Education & Research’ category.

Celebrating its unique natural setting, the Sibson Building creates a vibrant new campus destination set within beautiful woodland on the northern edge of the University of Kent’s parkland campus.

This new flagship academic hub successfully brings together the School of Business and the School of Maths into a single 8,000m2 building comprising interactive social learning areas, innovative teaching environments, academic workspace and open plan research space.

Ian Goodfellow and Michael Fostiropoulos of Penoyre & Prasad will present the project to the judges at the WAF Festival in Berlin in November.