First look: Sheffield University development
Sauerbruch Hutton and delivered by RMJM
The development houses the school of English, department of history and school of modern languages as well as the University’s new visitor centre - the latter effectively making it the front door for the university.
The 5,900m² building emerged from the concepts laid out in the master plan for the Jessop Hospital site designed by Sauerbruch Hutton in 2005.
Natural ventilation has been achieved throughout the building, including a long frontage to a busy main road where a ‘breathing’ double layer construction offers sound protection. Concrete slabs are exposed to exploit thermal mass for night cooling.
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