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First look: Sheffield University development

Images of Jessop West, a new £21m complex of buildings designed by
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.

The below pictures are presented as a Flickr slideshow. You can click on an image to see the next in the series or select pictures directly using the thumbnail images below.The copyright of each image rests with the photographer.

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