With the recent news that Dutch practice Mecanoo, along with Penoyre & Prasad, have been selected for a £200 million new engineering campus at the University of Manchester, Amanda Baillieu of BDOnline argues that they "need to set their ambitions a whole lot higher." Alongside's Manchester's announcement, universities in Sheffield, Newcastle and Oxford also recently announced a big investment in their campuses. The trick, Baillieu suggests, will be in ensuring the architecture is not "safe and office-like" (which fits universities’ "business-like" mindset). As we enter a "golden age" in university capital investment, educational architecture will be playing a central role. Read the article in full here.
How Will Architecture Respond to a "Boom" in UK University Spending?
Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "How Will Architecture Respond to a "Boom" in UK University Spending?" 03 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/512489/how-will-architecture-respond-to-a-boom-in-uk-university-spending> ISSN 0719-8884
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