OBJEKTiv RAICO journal for architecture and curtain wall construction 03-2007
Atrium with special solutions: The extension to the Southampton University was built in the style of the existing administration building from 1970, solidly constructed in brick. An atrium connects the two buildings and with its openness and lightness contributes fundamentally to the newly developed character of the Student Services Centre. For this concept, Nicholas Hare Architects received the RIBA award – the architectural prize of the Royal Institute
of British Architects. Special requirements were imposed by the underground, building connections and structural demands. German VHB (Vereinigte Holzbaubetriebe) who were in charge of the entire planning,
execution and assembly, could fullfil all the requirements with some conventional approaches.