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rogers stirk harbour + partners awarded LSE campus project
nov 19, 2013
rogers stirk harbour + partners awarded LSE campus project


rogers stirk harbour + partners awarded LSE campus project
image © rogers stirk harbour + partners
all images courtesy of LSE/RIBA

 

 

 

a proposal from rogers stirk harbour + partners to redevelop the london school of economics’ aldwych campus, has been selected ahead of shortlisted entries from grafton architects, heneghan peng, hopkins architects and OMA. the announcement comes two weeks after the practices were told to reconsider their submissions by the LSE’s judging panel.

 

 


collaboration and study spaces within the atrium
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rogers stirk harbour’s winning project is centered around a new public square, framed by the surrounding university buildings, creating a sense of place and connecting the scheme within the city’s existing urban fabric. internally, rooms and circulation areas have been crafted to encourage discussion and collaboration between students and staff through a variety of formal and informal spaces.

 

 


the atrium will be an active and engaging space
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environmental design has been fully integrated, with passive ventilation allowing the building’s occupants to control their own environment, while narrow floor plans enable daylight to fully penetrate the scheme’s interior.

 

 


the adjacent street extends into the public realm of the building
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rogers stirk harbour’s proposal was not only the favorite of the judges, but also with members of the public who had a chance to vote for their preferred design.

 

see designboom’s coverage of the other shortlisted entries here.

 

 


view from the newly created LSE square
image © rogers stirk harbour + partners

 

 


the structure frames and provides views of the new plaza
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aerial view of the scheme
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ground floor campus plan
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cross section showing the new building in its entirety
image © rogers stirk harbour + partners

 

 


section indicating the program at different levels
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section demonstrating how the series of spaces will be utilized
image © rogers stirk harbour + partners

 

 


floor plans from the basement to level 12
image © rogers stirk harbour + partners

 

 


environmental strategy diagram
image © rogers stirk harbour + partners

 

 


development and concept sketches
image © rogers stirk harbour + partners

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