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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre in UK by Studio Daniel Libeskind

April 30th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The 10,000 sq. ft. Graduate Student Centre for the London Metropolitan University is a building dedicated to the growing and diverse graduate population. Opened in March of 2004, the Centre serves not only as a facility to enhance the staff and student experience, but acts as a major gateway to the University on Holloway Road.

View from Holloway Road (Images Courtesy Bitterbredt)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Building size: 10,000 sq.ft
  • Client: London Metropolitan University
  • Structural Engineer: Cadogan Tietz
  • Image credit: BitterBredt, SDL, Steve Blunt and Michele Nastasi

Night View from Across Holloway Road (Images Courtesy Michele Nastasi)

  • Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer: WSP Group
  • Awards: Jan 1 2004 – RIBA Award, Jan 1 2005 – Building of the Year Award, Jeu D’ Esprit
  • Project Management Planning Supervision: Robinson Low Francis
  • Cost Estimation: Gleeds
  • Contractor: Costain
  • Status: Completed
  • Completion Date: 2004

Entrance Plaza (Images Courtesy Bitterbredt)

The Centre is composed of three intersecting volumes with a distinctive presence on the street and unique interior spaces. The building is clad entirely with embossed stainless steel panels, creating a shining and ever-changing surface. Windows are conceived as large geometrical cuts, providing accentuated natural light for the café, galleries and seminars.

View from across Holloway Road (Images Courtesy Bitterbredt)

Sidewalk along Holloway Road (Images Courtesy Steve Blunt)

Stair (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Geometric Opening to Holloway Road (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

Sketch (Images Courtesy SDL)

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