[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Liverpool-based Studio Three Architects has revealed these images of a new food technology block in the grounds of St Anselm’s College, Birkenhead
The 200m² self-contained Food Hub and Design Cube houses ‘practical cooking spaces’ and will be used by college pupils studying the now compulsory key stage three food technology course.
The Studio Three Architects team was: Amanda Wanner, Andrew Thompson, Mushtaq Saleri, James Griffiths and Lucia Estefania.
The building is generated from two interlocking forms. The first is an efficient rectangular form constructed from a hard-wearing and secure black engineering brick. This provides the footprint for the FOOD hub and DESIGN cube.
Rotating from this element is a second rectangular form. As this element ‘rotates’ it generates a north facing glazed element to allow generous amounts of north light to flood into the building. Wherever spaces are ‘carved’ from the rectangular forms or an inner part of the volume is exposed a flash of magenta can be seen.
Within the FOOD hub, a colourful and contrasting green studded rubber floor will sit alongside galvanised exposed ductwork and stainless steel cookery equipment.