This building makes a powerful statement linking the university to the city. Its irregular forms, raw concrete, and exposed services work well and result in an unusually elegant solution for a D&B project.
The fit out and furniture are excellent, appropriate and considered. The roof-top café shows considerable respect for the students and their environment.
Students have ownership of this building, and the building’s flexible interior space inspires confidence that it will still work in 10 years time. The overall space is powerful, dynamic and well-detailed, doing its job and more. This is a great place to be a student - an example to other universities.