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Education Development Edinburgh : LLRC Building

University of Edinburgh LLRC – design by Austin-Smith:Lord

19 Jan 2010

University of Edinburgh LLRC

University of Edinburgh Library and Learning Resource Centre


A new 21st century library and learning hub for the for the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus has been given a planning green light to proceed.

University of Edinburgh Library and Learning Resource Centre

The new facility will provide a state of the art integrated library and learning hub which will offer a unique mix of attractive, flexible and stimulating study environments. The exciting proposals and resulting design concept by architects Austin-Smith:Lord will create a new social, learning and administrative focal point for the school. Learning, studying, discussing and interacting will take place in a lively, diverse and integrated centre.

Austin-Smith:Lord has developed a design which provides a two-storey ‘Podium Hub’ on the lower levels with a cafe and meeting area for discussion and debate, and, on the higher levels, a quieter and acoustically separated series of focussed study spaces. There also exists an opportunity to create an outdoor study environment in the shape of a dedicated roof terrace area.

The shared vision of both the University and the architects is to create an exemplary building with a design informed and inspired by the best contemporary educational facilities. The centre is on target to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, reflecting the University’s high standards and aspirations for sustainable design.

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Edinburgh University Buildings

Potterrow Informatics – Bennetts Associates with Reiach and Hall Architects
Edinburgh Informatics
image from Bennetts Associates

Appleton Tower Edinburgh – Alan Reiach, Eric Hall & Partners
Appleton Tower
image © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh University Old College – Robert Adam Architect
old college dome
image © Adrian Welch

Kings Buildings Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions – Hurd Rolland
Erskine Williamson Building
image from Hurd Rolland Architects

Old Town George Square Library – Sir Basil Spence

Alexander Graham Bell Building – Hurd Rolland

William Rankine Building – Hurd Rolland

Edinburgh University Lectures

Old Town Matthew Gallery : School of Architecture

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