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How to use timber to provide a inspiring learning environment all year round

University of Essex Business School, Colchester, Essex

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A curved multi-storey timber frame building and winter garden housing the University of Essex Business School and its associated, lecture halls, offices and classrooms.

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The building is designed to benefit from natural light and ventilation, the winter garden acting as a buffer zone and biome, designed with a ETFE roof.

The glulam and CLT superstructure is carefully detailed to conceal all connections and fixings. Standalone CLT pods act as mini structures within the winter garden providing group work and break-out spaces.

Architect: BDP

For: University of Essex

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