World-leading facility, the James McCune Smith Learning & Teaching Hub, at the University of Glasgow, has been recognised by the Mixology North21 Awards as a finalist in the ‘Public Sector Interiors’ award.

The design of the James McCune Smith Learning Hub, by the team at HLM Architects, has been inspired and driven by user consultation at every level, and provides state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities for over 2,500 students in a highly sustainably BREEAM Excellent facility.

“This project is a true representation of a new trend to create bespoke faculty areas focusing on general teaching and a shared learning hub.”

 

Judged by an independent panel of experienced architects, designers, consultant and end-users the renowned awards are a celebration of the very best projects, products and people in commercial interiors.

With a variety of interactive teaching and active learning spaces, the new learning hub supports a motivated, vibrant, and diverse community of learners and academics, and allows an efficient and effective learning methodology through both group and individual study.

Fronting onto University Avenue, the new hub creates a signature gateway building that sits at the heart of a conservation area on a site that is pivotal to the connectivity between the existing Gilmorehill campus and the Western campus expansion. Rust-coloured metal panel cladding, inspired by Glasgow’s maritime heritage and shipbuilding, encapsulates the building.

Lorraine Robertson, Director at HLM Architects, said, “This shortlisting is recognition for our expert team who worked closely with the University to enhance its global standing and provide a positive impact on the community it serves. This project is a true representation of a new trend to create bespoke faculty areas focusing on general teaching and a shared learning hub. The design improves connectivity across the campus and embraces new ways of teaching. We look forward to the ceremony next month.”

Winners will be announced on the 9th December at the Kimpton Clock Tower, Manchester.

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