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Drawing Studio at Arts University Bournemouth
Higher Education Building Development in Wallisdown, Poole, UK – design by Sir Peter Cook
2 Jan 2017
Drawing Studio at Arts University Bournemouth Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards
25 Nov 2016
Professor Sir Peter Cook RA Celebrates 80th Birthday at Arts University Bournemouth
AUB hosts lecture & drinks reception for acclaimed architect and AUB alumnus in award-winning drawing studio:
A RIBA National Award Winner 2016 – 23 Jun 2016
4 + 3 Mar 2016
Design: Sir Peter Cook, CRAB Studio
Location: AUB, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, southern England, UK, BH12 5HH
Drawing studio opened by architect Dame Zaha Hadid at Arts University Bournemouth
The first drawing studio built in the UK for 100 years to open at the Arts University Bournemouth
The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is delighted to announce the opening of its new drawing studio, the first of its kind to be built in the UK for 100 years.
The drawing studio will officially open on the 3rd March by special guest, the world famous Dame Zaha Hadid.
The new addition to the AUB campus was designed and completed by renowned architect and AUB alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his office CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau). Not only is it the first purpose-built drawing studio to be constructed at an art school for more than a century, it is also Sir Peter’s first building to be built in the UK.
The building will be accessible to students from all courses across the University enabling all creative artists, working in any genre, to be in the same space together, from costume designers to architects, animators to etchers. It also offers students from other disciplines the opportunity to share and observe others’ work and interact with those from other creative fields.
The room has been designed to reflect the central theme of light in the tradition of looking and drawing. There is a large north-light in the studio tradition, a rear clerestory that throws a softer light back from the rear wall, as well as softer lighting from the east and a graded wash of light that comes along the curve of the entrance.
Professor Stuart Bartholomew CBE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, AUB commented: “We are delighted that the Drawing Studio will provide students with a new space in which drawing can be taught and practiced. We are also keen to reassert the centrality of drawing to the subjects we offer. We believe the simplicity of the monocoque construction will allow the act of drawing to become a calm and considered activity within the lively world of a very busy creative institution.
“AUB is one of the few remaining independent art schools in the UK and we retain much of our original mission as an art school, providing studio-based learning and teaching and progression to the creative industries. What’s more we pride ourselves on producing the ‘thinkers’ and ‘doers’ who have the highest level of employability in the real world.”
Sir Peter Cook commented: “As an alumnus of AUB, I am deeply honoured that this University, where I learnt my craft, is now home to my first building in the UK. The studio represents a fundamental recognition of the importance of drawing for all creative subjects. When it came to the design of the studio I wanted to ensure I created a space which all students, from all disciplines – be it fashion design, graphic design, fine art, or architecture like me – could make use of and feel inspired in.”
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Address: Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH
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