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Studio Three shows off black brick and magenta food hub

[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.

Design statement

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.

Readers' comments (4)

  • I wonder how much this little building cost...

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  • Do you feel it's odd only having one door into the building?

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    great use of colour!

    we like this building and especially the use of so much natural light on the 1st floor

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  • FLOW

    This is great. A clear architectural concept. Love the two interlocking forms. Very readable as one form carved and manipulated to generate further features, but still following a functional requirement. The high-tech approach to details and services is also impressive as we all know it's difficult to do well. Together with the green floor it reminds me of the studio at Liverpool Uni, where these guys have obviously been inspired. Some talented people coming out of there at the moment. Congrats to Mush and Studio Three.

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