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ADP beats big names to Birmingham University

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Architects Design Partnership has won a competitive interview process against an illustrious field to design two major new buildings for Birmingham University.

The practice beat Feilden Clegg, rmjm, Rick Mather, AustinSmith: Lord and Bond Bryan to a £12 million teaching-resource centre including computer clusters, seminar rooms, a library, it facilities and a lecture theatre. The office also triumphed against rmjm and Bond Bryan again, Shepherd Epstein Hunter, ecd and Mason Richards to design a medical academic building to house non-laboratory-based research, including the general-practice department of the medical school.

The two buildings will stand either side of one of the main university entrances, creating a central pedestrian area. They will be designed for maximum flexibility with similar plan forms and floor plates arranged around central atria. Phase two of the teaching-resource centre, which responds to the existing adjacent building, forms a transition between the constriction of the entrance plaza and the wider, more open avenue leading to the centre of the university.

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