The concept aims to unite students from the sciences, tech, engineering, arts and maths courses to produce graduates with varied skillsets ready to enter the modern workforce - a place where lines between disciplines are increasingly blurred.
We drew inspiration from traditional Sussex building methods to design a knapped flint exterior, whilst the interiors are driven by a modern material palette with site-cast concrete and charcoal-coated metal. These sleek intersecting lines are softened with oak detailing, carpets, birch ply cladding and linear acoustic baffles.
Collaborative learning spaces and a technology workshop help embrace the University’s commitment to proving a research-based framework. Beyond providing resources for academic staff to improve their own abilities, the building reflects the University’s use of active education tools, such as problem-based learning and group work.