Food Hub, St Anselm's College

Studio Three Architects, Birkenhead, 2010

 

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Self contained food technology block in the grounds of St Anselm’s College, Birkenhead

The building is generated from two interlocking forms. The first is an efficient rectangular form constructed from a hard-wearing and secure black engineering brick. This provides the footprint for the food hub and design cube.

Rotating from this element is a second rectangular form. This creates a skylight, which allows generous amounts of natural light into the building.

Where the entrance, windows and roof spaces are carved from the rectangular form a flash of magenta contrasts with the brick facade.

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  • Begun: Nov 2009
  • Completed: May 2010
  • Floor area: 200m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £350,000
  • Procurement: JCT IC05 (intermediate)
  • CO2 Emissions: 33kg/m2/year
  • Address: St Anselm's College, Manor Hill, Birkenhead, CH43 1UQ, United Kingdom

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