Ravensbourne College London, Greenwich Education Building, Foreign Office Architects

Ravensbourne College London : Architecture

Greenwich Building, southeast London, England, UK – design by FOA

12 Apr 2014 – new larger photos added to this page, key building by FOA – Ravensbourne College, London:

Ravensbourne College London
photograph © Benedict Luxmoore

Ravensbourne College Greenwich London
photo : Morley von Sternberg

19 May 2011

Ravensbourne College London Building

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Design: Foreign Office Architects

Greenwich College Building Greenwich Building
photographs © Benedict Luxmoore

The new building is in giddy proximity to the Dome/O2/North Greenwich Arena, which sets up an unavoidable clash of scale and geometry. The relatively standard programme could have produced a building that could not converse let alone compete with its neighbour.

Ravensbourne College in Greenwich
photo : Morley von Sternberg

FOA’s design blurs the internal arrangements behind a homogenous façade, much as the Dome does, but in a very different, very confident and curiously complementary way. It juxtaposes a plane of white fabric with a plane of tessellated panels, which somehow takes away all conventional understanding of solid, void and scale.

Greenwich College Building
photo : Morley von Sternberg

Internally a split level section is separated by the atria and reconnected by bridges and floor trays. The voids sporadically connect but bottom-out at different levels, informing a clear hierarchy and creating real spatial drama.

Ravensbourne College London Greenwich Ravensbourne College Greenwich London Greenwich College Building
photographs © Benedict Luxmoore

Ravensbourne College London – Building Information

Location: Penrose Way, Greenwich, London SE10
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Client: Ravensbourne in Partnership with Meridian Delta
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Contract Value: £43m
Date of completion: Sep 2010
Gross internal area: 21,500 sqm

RIBA Awards


Ravensbourne College Building

Architects: Foreign Office Architects

Greenwich further education building photos by Morley von Sternberg, Jun 2010:

Greenwich Further Education Building Ravensbourne College Penrose Way Greenwich Further Education Building Ravensbourne College London SE10 Greenwich Higher Education Building

Client: Ravensbourne in partnership with Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration Limited
Completion date: 2010
Total Area: 21,500m2
Budget: £70m including technical fit-out
Location: close to O2, former Millennium Dome, southeast London
Address: Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, Bromley, London
Developer: Meridian Delta
Key Feature: ceramic facade based on a geometric formula
Other designers: DEGW interior design

Ravensbourne College London Building Ravensbourne College Design Greenwich Further Education Building London
images : Glowfrog Studios

Address: Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, London SE10 0EW

Ravensbourne College London images / information from Foreign Office Architects

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10 0EW , England, UK

London Buildings

Contemporary London Architecture Designs

London Building Designs – chronological list

London Architectural Tours – tailored UK capital city walks by e-architect

London Architects Offices

London Architecture

Foreign Office Architects : FOA

Morley von Sternberg : www.vonsternberg.com

Millennium Dome London, Greenwich Building – rebranded as O2 arena
Millennium Dome
photo © webbaviation

O2 arena
O2 arena
image from HOK

Buildings by Foreign Office Architects – Selection

Trinity EC3 Tower, London
Trinity EC3 tower
image from Beetham

Carabanchel Housing, Madrid
Carabanchel Housing
photograph © Sérgio Padura

John Lewis Leicester, England
John Lewis Leicester
image from ArcelorMittal

Auditoria Park Barcelona, Spain
Auditoria Park Barcelona
photo © Adrian Welch

Relevant Links relevant Ravensbourne College

London School Buildings
Westminster Academy
photo © Tim Soar

Greenwich Millennium Village

School Buildings

University Buildings

Comments / photos for the Ravensbourne College Greenwich page welcome

Website: www.ravensbourne.ac.uk