The new campus of the University of Art in London, Central Saint Martins homes College of Art and Design. After a 67-acre abandoned land is being turned into one of the largest projects in Europe to the north of Kings Cross and St Pancras International railway station. UAL Campus designed by Stanton Williams Architects for the new £ 200m campus college activity unites under one roof for the first time.
UAL Campus Design is intended to maximize the relationship between departments within the building, with the student and the movement of material that some 3-dimensional, as a flow diagram of the North to South, East to West, and up and down – in many ways similar to how the grain was distributed around the site by using a cart and turntable.
UAL Campus has a stage for the transformation, the framework of a flexible space that can be set and amended from time to time by the staff and students in which the new interactions and interventions, opportunities and experiment may create a slip-steam between disciplines, improve the student experience.
In the design strategy to maintain Granary Building, adjusted to include functions such as the college library, while the Eastern Transit Shed converted back to create a spectacular workshops for college. In street-level opening of the West Transit Shed, new shops and bars will add more life to the area. The historic stables under the East Transit warehouse has been transformed into a new cycle stores for students and staff.
Previously Granary Building itself has been restored as a ‘front’ main colleges, facing the new square back to the Regents Canal. The building was designed in 1851 to receive the wheat from the wheat fields of Lincolnshire, unloaded here from the wagon train to canal boats for further transportation to the bakery in the capital.
It consists of, a sturdy six-story cubic mass, with elevation, a plain brick 50-meter wide, extended up to 100-meters with the addition of flanking office buildings. To the north, which is located one to each side of the Granary Building, two parallel 180 meters long Transit warehouse.
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