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Health Design & Technology Institute at Coventry University by Associated Architects

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] These are the first images of Associated Architects’ new £5.2 million health design facility for Coventry University

The practice has described the scheme as ‘the first of its kind in the country to provide an environment for the design, development and launch of products in community-based therapy’.

Designed around a central breakout space, the institute houses design studios, laboratories, workshops and test areas where ‘researchers and clients can explore and evaluate new ideas’.

Featuring a zinc spine linking to two wings, the building has exposed concrete soffits.

Project data

Architect: Associated Architects – Matthew Lucas
Contractor: Herbert Baggaley Construction
M&E engineer: Couch Perry Wilkes
Structural Engineer: Barneveld Consultants
Key subcontractors:: Zinc – VM zinc/Richardson roofing; curtain walling – RKN aluminium; lifts – Schindler

Readers' comments (3)

  • This is a building that only looks good on one or two elevations but the overall feel is immature, which is a common problem these days when designers lose their concentration on the big picture. There are too many unnecessary tricks that comprimise its simplicity and lose the big picture. However I think it is still better than many others.

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  • looks really crisp. i disagree with the previous comments. the composition is well balanced and the use of the zinc spine to link the elements is very impressive. the quality of the detailing looks really good

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  • looks excellent, really clean lines.

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