Newcastle College – Music Performing Arts + Media Centre

Newcastle College, England, UK, Photos, Campus, Academy, Architecture, Project, Images

Newcastle College Building

Music, Performing Arts & Media Centre – design by RMJM Architects

3 Apr 2008

Lifestyle Academy Newcastle

Rye Hill Campus

Lifestyle Academy : schools of beauty, sport & tourism
£16m
Facilities: teaching spaces, bar, restaurant, bistro, spa, gym, hair & beauty salons

Newcastle College Newcastle College Newcastle College Rye Hill Campus Newcastle College Lifestyle Academy
photos from RMJM Architects

Newcastle College – The Lifestyle Academy: Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Public Building Shortlist: RMJM

Newcastle College – SPACE

Address: Rye Hill campus
Cost: £2m
Higher Education Centre
Architects: RMJM
Location: adj. Newcastle College Performance Academy

Newcastle College Performance Academy Newcastle College Rye Hill
photos © Chris Gascoigne

RMJM received three RIBA Awards in 2005 for its Performance Academy at Newcastle College, Oxford University’s new Chemistry Research Laboratory and the Scottish Parliament building which was designed in partnership with the late Enric Miralles’ and his practice EMBT

RMJM Architects’ Building information:

Newcastle College Music, Performing Arts and Media Centre

Plans for the UK’s largest further education music, performing arts and media centre – The Performance Academy – were revealed on Friday by Peter Slee, the Vice Principal of Newcastle College.

The MPAM centre, situated on the college’s Rye Hill Campus overlooking the river Tyne, was designed by Edinburgh-based architects RMJM who were selected from a shortlist of six for the project. RMJM are also providing structural and M&E engineering as well as landscape architecture services. The centre is the first phase of a series of developments planned over the next 5 years aimed at regenerating the campus and the surrounding community.

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Newcastle College
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The 9,000 sqm Newcastle College building is now on site and is set to be completed by Autumn 2004. The design is essentially split into two parts. To the back is a large metal clad box containing large span spaces including a 250-seat theatre, music venue, a TV studio and acting and dance centres. Many of these are black box spaces requiring little or no daylight with the exception of the 6 dance studios, located on the top floor, which benefit from natural overhead light. To the front is a glass-clad box accommodating small span spaces such as classrooms, seminar rooms and staff rooms, which enjoy more daylight and natural ventilation. A void separates the front and back box allowing daylight deep into the plan and providing a slot for vertical circulation.
The front of the Newcastle College building features a 70 x 9 metre cantilevered exoskeleton truss which is being manufactured by the same company that fabricated the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Integrated in this feature above the building’s entrance is a polycarbonate-cladded wall that allows images to be projected on the building at night, providing a dramatic expression of the interior activities.
RMJM are working closely with Sandy Brown Associates on the acoustics of the performance spaces and the theatre design at Newcastle College.

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Newcastle College RMJM
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The Performance Academy adds to RMJM’s extensive experience in the education sector which includes the award-winning William Gates Computer Laboratory for the University of Cambridge, Chemistry Research Laboratories for the University of Oxford and the de Havilland Campus for the University of Hertfordshire.

Newcastle College Music, Performing Arts & Media Centre building images / information from RMJM, 090503

Newcastle College Sixth Form Academy also by RMJM
Newcastle Sixth Form Academy
picture from RMJM Architects


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Newcastle College award – The Performance Academy : Roses Design Awards 2005 – Best Public Building: Bronze

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Newcastle College

Website: www.ncl-coll.ac.uk