Location: Cambridge, UK
Size: 2.500 m²
Cambridge is one of the most prominent locations for Eurocentres. The school of languages constructed in 1983 was purpose built with remarkable craft for its time.
Due to change in culture and lack of maintenance the building has become in dire need of an upgrade.
Our proposal seeks to create a contemporary environment to attract and to be enjoyed by students. By opening up the central space we create a triple height atrium and buzzy atmosphere.
The atrium also opens up the opportunity to shift the buildings high energy demand typical of the era of its original construction to a more environmental friendly approach. A natural ventilation strategy provides a solution to current overheating issues.