|Project||University of Roehampton Library, SW15 5SZ|
|Architect||Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, BA1 7DE|
|Main Contractor||Osbourne, SE1 1HJ|
|Fabricator & Installer||Details available on request|
Completed in August 2017, the award-winning University of Roehampton library is at the heart of the university’s 54 acre campus in Wandsworth. Providing a light, modern and spacious environment for the university’s students and staff, the striking new library provides over 1,200 study spaces, staff support and work areas over four floors, as well as being home to around 350,000 books.
The new building features a range of Smart architectural systems, including EcoFutural doors, Smart Wall and MC Wall curtain walling. Given that the library has been designed to be a passive building in terms of energy, with highly-insulated facades and high levels of air-tightness, the highly thermally-efficient EcoFutural system was specified for the library’s doors, with the striking large-format units a key element of the building’s design.
The design of the curtain wall system also created a dramatic façade, featuring concealed transoms which have enabled seamless ‘glass-to-glass’ joints to be used, as well as accommodating a series of masonry panels which were hung from it.
The versatile, high performance door system has been used to excellent effect to enhance the aesthetics of the new Roehampton library building, and has also been used in a range of new build and refurbishment projects across the UK, including both commercial buildings and residential developments.