Our Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester features as a building study in the May 2016 edition of Architecture Today. The detailed study analyses the design and significance of the £42m project, which is currently the UK’s largest Passivhaus building and one of the largest in Europe. Passivhaus is a low-energy standard developed in the 1990’s which is only awarded after the successful completion of a series of stringent tests. The article states “It (the Centre for Medicine) provides and excellent model for making large-scale low-energy architecture of quality which works well for users and provides necessary flexibility for the future”
An additional supplement of the AT publication; Design (from Ibstock Brick) features another of Associated Architects’ University projects. This time the Curzon Building at Birmingham City University. Again the feature analyses the 22,000sq.m, Breeam Excellent building, punctuated with floor plans and focused detail drawings. The Curzon building forms the second phase of the university’s ‘City Centre Campus’ forming the landmark position at the eastern end of the city’s Eastside Park. The third phase of the campus; Plot 2A, also designed by us started on site earlier this month and is due for completion in 2017.