Plymouth University Building, Roland Levinsky building, Arts Faculty University of Plymouth

Plymouth University Building, Arts Faculty Devon, Architect, Henning Larsen, Photo, Design

Plymouth University Architecture, England : Roland Levinsky Building

Roland Levinsky building, Devon, southwest England, UK

University of Plymouth building

Roland Levinsky building
Design: BDP + Henning Larsen

Photos copyright : HBG UK Ltd.

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Architecture Competition win 2004 : Henning Larsens

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Arts Faculty University of Plymouth images from BDP

Arts Faculty – University of Plymouth

The vision for the new arts building was to create a centre for arts and culture that fused both city and university campus as a core for activity and learning. A central cross point constitutes a mini city, in which both the public, the Center for Visual Art and various university activities create the city life.

The activities are connected by ramps on different levels, reflecting the topography of Plymouth. The cross point is a buzzing artistic forum, where CVA, the students and the teachers interact. The auditoriums, cinema, galleries and cafes in the building stand out as the new cultural meeting point in Plymouth.

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images : BDP

The building’s public square facing south affords views of city, landscape and the Atlantic. From the transparency of the building, the interior activities show, and the character of the building changes around the year.

A dynamic wrap unites the activities of the building – stretching from street to sky as a continous facade. The wrap is made of copper and has become a part of the Plymouth skyline together with the churches and lighthouses.

University of Plymouth Arts Faculty – Building Information

Location: Plymouth, Great Britain
Client: University of Plymouth
Gross floor area: 12,600 m2
Year of construction: 2003-07
Type of assignment: First prize in international competition, 2002

Arts Faculty University of Plymouth images / information from Henning Larsens

Roland Levinsky building joint architect : Henning Larsen

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Plymouth Buildings

Plymouth Theatre Royal
Ian Ritchie Architects
Plymouth Theatre Royal
photo from architects
Plymouth Theatre Royal

Images from Henning Larsen Architects 2007

Roland Levinsky building joint architect : BDP

English Architects

University Buildings

Buildings by Henning Larsen – Selection

Lanzarote concert hall, Spain
Henning Larsen Architects + Spanish architect Carlos Morales
Palacio de Congresos Lanzarote
image from architect
Palacio de Congresos Lanzarote

The Wave in Vejle, Jutland, Denmark
The Wave in Vejle
image from architect
The Wave in Vejle

Eden Project, Cornwall
Grimshaw Architects
Eden Project
photo © SealandAerialPhotography

Devon Architects

Plymouth buildings : RIBA Awards 2006 – South West England

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