Warwick University reveals designers behind new Faculty of Arts centre in centre of campus - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

Warwick University reveals designers behind new Faculty of Arts centre in centre of campus

AN ARCHITECTURAL design firm has been appointed to design a new multi-million pound purpose-built building for the Faculty of Arts at Warwick University.

Following a design competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the University has selected Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) to design the facility.

Once completed, the Faculty of Arts building will showcase the teaching, research and impact work it carries out while providing a progressive range of zones for performances, exhibitions, conferences, and informal study.

Close to key buildings including the library, students union, and the Warwick Arts Centre, the Faculty of Arts development will stand in the heart of the University’s campus.

Professor Simon Gilson, chair of the Arts Faculty, said the competition has generated a wealth of ideas for the new building which will serve students, staff and the public in the coming decades.

He added: “FCB will be helping us move into the exciting next phase of the development as we look to create a building that is open, inviting, and flexible.”

Andy Theobald, partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, said: “This will be a very significant new building for the campus and one that will embody the cultural values of both the University and the Faculty.

“We are very much looking forward to an exciting collaboration with the Faculty to develop our competition-winning proposals and together create a building for interaction, learning and research.”

The Faculty of Arts at Warwick is one of the world’s top 50 arts and humanities faculties.

Currently housed in two separate buildings, its departments will be united.

Professor Stuart Croft, president of Warwick University, said: “This exciting project continues to raise the bar in the standards of the facilities we provide to support teaching and research on our campus.

“The new building further strengthens the University‚Äôs appeal as a cultural destination, creating space to engage with our local community through a range of opportunities.”

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