To support an increase in student numbers an increase in teaching and learning facilities was proposed for the teaching and learning centre, Durham.
To support an increase in student numbers an increase in teaching and learning facilities was proposed for the teaching and learning centre, Durham. This would enable the adoption of new pedagogies, as well as the creation of new facilities that could be shared by all students, rather than being given to specific faculties/departments.
We supplied our collaborators with Chillingham Cream Mixture and Hawking Grey. They were chosen through a lengthy and thorough design process via award winning architect Faulker Brown. The building includes internal brick walls, which look stunning, and has won numerous awards. The Lower Mountjoy Teaching and Learning Centre was the first strategic project to emerge from this plan.
There is a top-lit central courtyard forming the social and circulation hub of the building giving access to the café 250-500 seat lecture theatres, seminar spaces and project rooms. The vaulted top floor has a broad range of settings for focused, contemplative, active and collaborative learning. A range of materials gives character to the exterior that are elegant and durable. UK Brick handmade facing bricks of buff and grey brick form the predominant external material. The roofs utilise traditional standing seamed zinc sheet to contrast with the tones from the bricks supplied by UK Brick.