DEGW has been commissioned to design the world's largest academic research facility at the University of Sussex. The 4,600m 2Freeman Centre will be devoted to science and technology policy issues. The centre is one of the first low energy buildings on the 1960s campus. It will feature lowenergy ventilation and heating systems and solar shading. Stylistically the new facility will visually echo the campus' existing architecture, much of which was designed by Sir Basil Spence.