Architects: Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West
Location: Sheffield, England
Landscape Architects: Grant Associates
Main Contractor: Urban Splash Build Ltd (North)
Structural Engineer: Stockley
Services Engineer: Ashmount Consulting Engineers Limited
Project Area: 130,000 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Daniel Hopkinson, Keith Collie and Peter Bennett
Oxford University’s science center was way behind the times. Although the center was equipped with state of the art technology and some of the brightest minds, its fragmented and independent research areas made any attempt at interaction between scientists impossible. Working off academic J Rogers Hollingsworth’s theory that when scientists can frequently converse and exchange ideas, major breakthroughs are bound to happen, Hawkins Brown‘s new biochemistry building is a step in the right direction for Oxford.
More about the new Biochemistry facility after the break.