UK universities and higher education institutes have their backs against the wall. Funding is tight and competition is rife. Money is the problem and the solution at the same time.
In Resurrection we travel to six projects where higher education institutes have made the best of some quite unpromising old structures to revitalise the campus using the fewest possible resources: London South Bank University, University of Warwick, Dublin Institute of Technology, Universita IUAV di Venezia, Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts London
These examples, and many others, demonstrate that the adaptive reuse of existing structures can not only be practical but fuses the past and the future in a way that is appealing an evocative. Universities have adopted old buildings for hundreds of years. It’s a fine tradition and a model of sustainability.
Written and presented by Rod McAllister, Partner and Design Director, Sheppard Robson.
Produced by the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) for the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE).
First presented at the AUDE Conference 2013.
A film by Rod McAllister and William Pine