Aston Webb C Block redevelopment. A flagship lecture theatre with technology enabled breakout tables, an informal study space for students, comprising a study lounge, small IT cluster room, quiet study room and laptop area, all scheduled for completion in August 2015.
Associated Architects have produced these renders. Shortly after my start at Birmingham, I re-designed the breakout spaces and the student study lounge has been completely redesigned to support a variety of informal working spaces.
These photos below show the actual study lounge, very similar to the above renders
Laptop bar, tucked away from the main room with integrated power sockets and adjustable lighting
These beautiful oak tables below were a key feature that I wanted to include the space, now proving very popular with students, wide enough for individual work. The concept was proven after the library I designed at London College of Fashion
These high group study tables are also proving a popular workspace, with the ‘Airflake’ curtain that separates the two tables. Power modules for mobile devices also installed for students, both 13amp and USB sockets
Another image of the quiet study room, it is often occupied at 8am, students have been making good use of these study carrels with individual power and LED lights
This photograph shows the small IT room. The images for the vinyl manifestation were taken from the entrance to the Aston Webb Great Hall and features the ‘Worthies’, including Shakespeare, Da Vinci, Newton, etc.