Plymouth University Building, Arts Faculty Devon, Architect, Henning Larsen UK Design Photo

Plymouth University Architecture : Roland Levinsky Building

RLB – Roland Levinsky building, Devon, southwest England, UK

15 Nov 2007

Arts Faculty – University of Plymouth

Roland Levinsky building

Date built: 2007

Design: BDP + Henning Larsen

Roland Levinsky Building Plymouth University

Photos copyright : HBG UK Ltd.

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Architecture Competition win 2004 : Henning Larsens

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Arts Faculty University of Plymouth images from BDP

The vision for the new arts building was to create a centre for arts and culture that fused both city and university campus as a core for activity and learning. A central cross point constitutes a mini city, in which both the public, the Center for Visual Art and various university activities create the city life.

The activities are connected by ramps on different levels, reflecting the topography of Plymouth. The cross point is a buzzing artistic forum, where CVA, the students and the teachers interact. The auditoriums, cinema, galleries and cafes in the building stand out as the new cultural meeting point in Plymouth.

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images : BDP

The building’s public square facing south affords views of city, landscape and the Atlantic. From the transparency of the building, the interior activities show, and the character of the building changes around the year.

A dynamic wrap unites the activities of the building – stretching from street to sky as a continuous facade. The wrap is made of copper and has become a part of the Plymouth skyline together with the churches and lighthouses.

University of Plymouth Arts Faculty – Building Information

Location: Plymouth, Great Britain
Client: University of Plymouth
Gross floor area: 12,600 m2
Year of construction: 2003-07
Type of assignment: First prize in international competition, 2002

Arts Faculty University of Plymouth images / information from Henning Larsens, 2007

Roland Levinsky building joint architect : Henning Larsen

Location: University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, south west England, UK

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