plans have been unveiled for a new campus building at durham university to be designed by renowned international architect daniel libeskind. the building, which will house the ‘ogden centre for fundamental physics’ will extend the capacity of the institution allowing it to maintain its leading global position in the decades ahead. costing £10 million to complete, the project will use two large donations: £3.35 million from the ogden trust and £1.5 million from the wolfson foundation.
the original school building was opened in 2002 comprising two prestigious institutes – the institute for computational cosmology, (one of the world’s premier theoretical cosmology groups), and the only global institute for particle physics phenomenology. local residents will be able to offer their own opinions on the proposed design at upcoming public consultation groups.
‘the wolfson foundation’s support is exciting for all of us as it will further durham’s position as one of the leading research centers for fundamental physics. a new world class building designed by an iconic international architect and now supported by one of the UK’s most important scientific foundations’, commented sir peter ogden of the ogden trust.