William Gates Building: Cambridge University

William Gates Building, Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, Photos, Address, Images

William Gates Building Cambridge

Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, southeast England, UK – design by RMJM

William Gates Building

Bill Gates Building
Date built: 2001
Design: RMJM Architects

Location: JJ Thomson Avenue off Madingley Road, Cambridge

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external photo from RMJM

William Gates Building Cambridge

The William Gates Building is the University of Cambridge Computer Faculty’s new home now that it has outgrown its city centre accommodation, and includes research, teaching, library and catering facilities for 300 students.

Within the building, the more ‘public ’ teaching areas are separated from the research space by a three-storey ‘street’ with connecting galleries and bridges for informal circulation and meetings.

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internal photo from rmjm

British Construction Industry Award 2002
William Gates Building : RIBA Award 2002

Judges comment: “The activities of the Computer Faculty are clearly demonstrated through the careful organisation of the building to create a complex conceived with simplicity and underplayed grandeur…The brief called for a building sensitive to its energy use and sustainability, and it has achieved this.”

The Computer Laboratory is the first building completed in the West Cambridge Master Plan, west of Clerk Maxwell Road.

William Gates Building – Building Information

Location: Cambridge, UK
Client: University of Cambridge
Contract Value: £15m
Size: 6,100m²
Year: 1999-2001

William Gates Building Cambridge images / information from RMJM Architects

Bill Gates Building architects : RMJM

Address: University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD

Location: 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD

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