University of Greenwich in London

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University of Greenwich

Education Development in southeast London, England, UK – by Heneghan Peng Architects

2 Jan 2017

University of Greenwich, London

Design: Heneghan Peng, Architects

University of Greenwich Building

Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards

Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award Nominations

The site is surrounded on two sides by 2-3 storey residential buildings, with the imposing presence of Hawksmoor’s St. Alfege Church across the road. To the North, a railway cutting slices through the traditional urban block.

University of Greenwich in London Building

Photographs: Hufton + Crow

We organised the site into parallel bands. Narrow bands bring light and air into the deep plan and carry services and vertical circulation. Wide bands (8-12 metres) house the teaching spaces. The focal point of the Architecture school- the design studio and “Crit Space”- occupy the entire first floor; an expansive and flexible space filled with natural light, designed to change throughout the teaching day.

University of Greenwich in London Building

There are a total of 14 roof terraces, each fully landscaped. By providing specialist research environments the roofs become an integral part of the academic space.

The logic of the banding is carried through to the street façade, as series of stone volumes echoing the scale of the historic town centre. The railway façade is articulated as a sectional cut which reconciles the two geometries on the site forming a series of concrete fins, shielding the library from the noise of the adjacent train line while opening up views towards the town.

University of Greenwich in London Building

University of Greenwich Library & School of Architecture – Building Information

Name of work in English: University of Greenwich
Name of work in original language: University of Greenwich – Library & School of Architecture
Placement: Nominee
Prize year: 2017
Location: London, United Kingdom
Year completed: 2015 (Year began 2012)
Studios: heneghan peng architects

University of Greenwich in London Building

University of Greenwich in London Building

Collaborators
Structural engineering: Alan Baxter Associates Mechanical: Hoare Lea Acoustical: Sandy Brown Project management: Fanshawe Fire consulting: Tenos Lighting: Bartenbach Façades: GLASS Light and Special Structures Graphic design: Holmes Wood Others: Deloitte

Total area: 6000
Usable floor area: 15200
Cost: 3800
Client: University of Greenwich
Client Type: public
Map: LatLng: (51.480041436772154, -0.009010433932417072)

14 Oct 2015

University of Greenwich in London

Design: Heneghan Peng Architects

Shortlisted for 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize – UK’s best new building

Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this delightful building houses the main university library and the departments of Architecture, Landscape and Arts.

University of Greenwich

Heneghan Peng Architects
Shih-Fu Peng and Roisin Heneghan met in Graduate School at Harvard from where they graduated in 1992. Heneghan Peng Architects was founded in 1999 in New York and relocated to Dublin in 2001 after winning the international competition for the Kildare County Council Civic Offices. The completed project subsequently won an RIBA European Award and Sustainability Energy Ireland’s Building of the Year.


In 2003, the architecture practice won the competition for the Grand Museum of Egypt beside the Pyramids in Giza. Since then Heneghan Peng Architects has won a number of international competitions and commissions including the Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Northern Ireland, the extension of the National Gallery of Ireland, the Central Bridges, a central focus at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Headquarters for Arabsat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Mittelrheinbrücke, the bridge which will cross the Rhine near Koblenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

University of Greenwich

The site
The new development is planned for a 0.64 hectare site in Greenwich, South London. It fronts onto Stockwell Street and backs onto properties in Nevada Street and King William Walk.

University of Greenwich

The School of Architecture & Construction
Previously based at the Avery Hill Campus, the School of Architecture & Construction carries out teaching, research and consultancy in architecture, landscape architecture, buildings and facilities management, 3D design, surveying, construction management and estate management. http://www.gre.ac.uk/schools

University of Greenwich – Building Information

Approx. Budget: £60 m
For: University of Greenwich
Location: Stockwell Street

University of Greenwich

Photography: Hufton + Crow

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