Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus University of Southampton

Life Science Building Highfield Campus, University of Southampton Development

Life Science Building, Southampton, England

Highfield Campus University of Southampton Development, UK – design by NBBJ Architects

19 May 2011

Life Science Building, Southampton

Design: NBBJ Architects

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photos © Gary Britton

RIBA Award winner, 19th May 2011

Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus University of Southampton

In bringing together students and academics from the Schools of Medicine and Biological Sciences, with additional research groups from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, the building reflects the University’s cross-disciplinary research vision.

Each part of the building is rationally and efficiently laid out with multiple views across the atrium and into the various other functions. But it is the irregular spaces between these elements, together with the half levels formed by the taller laboratory spaces, which make this building particularly memorable.

Areas are naturally ventilated where they can be and thermal mass is exposed to create a comfortable working environment. The building is active at every level – well lit, with intriguing perspectives and it works well environmentally and, just as importantly, acoustically.

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photos © Edmund Sumner

Life Sciences Building Southampton – Building Information

Title: Life Sciences Building, University of Southampton
Location: Highfield Campus, Southampton
Architect: NBBJ
Client: University of Southampton
Contractor: BAM Construction
Contract Value: £35m
Date of completion: Aug 2010
Gross internal area: 10,000 sqm

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