The Wolfson Wing

The Wolfson Wing, Jodrell Laboratory

Jodrell Laboratories



The new wing represents a confident and robust architecture, from its site disposition to its detailing and materiality. It contains a library, laboratories and office space, with a sealed mycology herbarium below ground, allowing the wing to establish an effective scale relationship to the original buildings. The diagram has an elegant simplicity, with cellular accommodation being articulated from the existing laboratory by a large atrium space. The wing terminates with a gentle curvilinear form which contains the library and secondary staircase, and makes an equally soft visual connection with the gardens beyond. Externally, the elevational detail responds to the building’s orientation and its passive environmental strategy and the horizontal cedar cladding making an appropriate reference to the context.

 

 
 
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