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Ravensbourne

This stunning location at Greenwich Peninsula is home to an inspirational new learning and teaching environment, over a series of interlinked floors around an impressive central atrium. Opened in September 2010 it houses the latest digital media and design technologies, an HDTV studio, prototyping facilities and collaborative workspaces. BREEAM Excellent status with sustainable features including green roof, solar hot water and biomass boiler. RIBA Award Winner 2011.

Architect

Foreign Office Architects

Date

2010

Useful links

www.rave.ac.uk

6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula SE10 0EW

Sat 10am-5pm. Tours at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max 30 per tour.

North Greenwich

Riverboat: North Greenwich Pier

188, 108, 129, 161, 486

  • Access for wheelchair users
  • Green features
  • Regularly open to the public at no charge
  • Toilets available

for more info on this building see AJ Buildings Library http://www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/projects/display/id/3823 RAVENSBOURNE Ravensbourne is a world-class digital destination developing individuals and businesses through learning, skills, applied research, enterprise and innovation. It is a university sector college innovating in digital media and design, with a vocationally focused portfolio of courses spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, architecture and environment design, graphic design, animation, moving image, music production for media and sound design. Designed by Foreign Office Architects, Ravensbourne_s dynamic new building simulates the environment and working practices of creative professionals. The interior space is a series of interlinked floors around two impressive central atria. It has been designed to encourage interaction between disciplines.ÿThere are open spaces and quiet corners, social spaces, technology hubs, design studios and production suites. All linked through virtual environments and digital technologies. The spaces on campus include:_ a 600m2 space for lectures, exhibitions, showcases and conferences_ a six-channel HD TV studio, a four-channel studio, two four-channel linked large atria, HD Virtual studio, Dolby Surround Sound Studio. _ The Hub _ home to our incubation businesses, space for delivering training and CPD and where business meets research through collaboration with our postgraduate students _ a prototyping space on two floors housing the latest technologies for 2D and 3D printing and fabrication The architecture of the building has been designed to express the culture of contemporary production, by using a non-periodic tiling system which symbolises a more diverse and contemporary approach to technology. Gothic rose windows and flower patterns have also been a rich field of inspiration for the project, but in this building they will not be produced as an imitation of nature but as an abstract construction. To achieve this a non-periodic tiling pattern is used on the fa‡ade, which allows seven different types of windows to be created out of only three different tiles. Green technologies have been built into the fabric of the building with the form kept as compact as possible, to combine a highly flexible design with maximum environmental performance. Environmentally friendly construction materials such as FSC timber and re-used aggregates have been used, and there is a green roof, solar hot water and biomass boiler, ensuring the building achieves BREEAM Excellent status.