AHR building for Bath uni unveiled

A 6,000 m² building designed by AHR at the University of Bath to house the top-ranked UK architecture school has been completed.

The new £23m building for the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering boasts double-height studios and spacious workshop and exhibition spaces plus offices and bespoke zones for staff and students.

Gary Overton, director at AHR, said: “The University of Bath sought a robust and durable building with good proportion, befitting both engineering and architecture disciplines. Our team, including architects who have themselves taught in the Department, used their own experience to add unique value and insight.”

The architects utilised a simple pattern of pre-cast concrete frame elements repeated across a bronze anodised aluminium clad structure. “The repetition of the expressed frame creates a cohesive backdrop to the parkland setting,” commented the architects.