Old Aberdeen looks to the future with £35m Science Hub
January 12 2018Reiach & Hall designed Science Teaching Hub to unify lab-based education within the campus following a public consultation.
Offering 4,000sq/m of net floorspace the building will be centred on a central break out and engagement space with open circulation throughout. Externally the property will be faced in large stone panels to reflect the modular nature of the build the hub will also employ anodized aluminium and curtain wall glazing.
Horner + Maclennan have been tasked with overseeing landscaping which will include a paved frontage, lighting and cast stone street furniture.
Explaining their façade treatments, the architects observed: “The building is planned on 3.3m laboratory bench planning grid using a 6.6m structural grid to provide clear spans for maximum flexibility. This is expressed in elevation
with consideration for floor levels and site context scale, and areas of solid and void, providing a syntax for an architectural language.”
It is expected that work will get underway by mid-2019 for completion by the first quarter of 2021.
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