Cityspace University of Sunderland

FaulknerBrowns, Sunderland, 2009

 

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Vanceva interlayers in the glazing units to the south facade, in varied hues, contrast with the white pre-cast concrete panels with Spanish dolomite aggregate 

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  • Vanceva interlayers in the glazing units to the south facade, in varied hues, contrast with the white pre-cast concrete panels with Spanish dolomite aggregate    
  • Entrance area with Egger Zoom laminated cladding to upper floors    
  • Tinted daylight animates circulation    
  • Triple-height social space with south-facing windows    
  • Curtain wall to social space    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor    
  • First floor    
  • Second floor plan     
  • The Architect    
  • rooflight detail     
  • Fitness suite cladding    
  • Rooflight    

University facility that combines social activities, sports and events within a distinctive building envelope

Cityspace is built to a BREEAM Excellent standard, and comprises dining facilities, studios to hire, social spaces, and sports facilities.

The use of coloured glazing animates the white facades and creates a distinctive character to the internal spaces. The specification of denser, less translucent coloured panels also helps to alleviate solar gain on the southern elevation.

Consideration was given to the choice of internal doors - for instance, the sports hall doors use squash court ironmongery to eliminate protrusions that could cause injury or interfere with play.

Data

  • Begun: May 2008
  • Completed: Aug 2009
  • Floor area: 4,034m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £7.5M
  • Procurement: Two-stage design and build contract with contractor's design
  • CO2 Emissions: 323.47kg/m2/year
  • Address: University of Sunderland CitySpace, Edinburgh Gateway, Chester Road Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, United Kingdom

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