University of Warwick – New Teaching and Learning Building.
The new Teaching and Learning Building is the start of a comprehensive redevelopment of the university’s central campus and is being delivered to mark its 50th anniversary this year.
The building consists of two number two storey teaching wings consisting of different learning spaces for various size classroom occupation. There is then a central area to house both 250 seat and 500 seat lecture theatre with circulation and alternative breakout learning spaces linking to the classroom wings. There is a large double storey height main entrance atrium to the back of the lecture theatres with feature staircase providing access for the larger of the two lecture theatres.
The structure for this is a steelwork frame with a mixture of precast floor units to the teaching wings and insitu concrete slabs on metal decking to the more irregular areas of the circulation spaces and lecture theatre inclined seating. There is a specialist feature long span timber roof clear over the central area between the two classroom wings. Continuing the alternative break out learning spaces the external areas outside of the building consist of seating areas such to be an extension to that of the internal spaces.