UEL Reception Building
LOCATION : NEWHAM, LONDON
CLIENT : UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
DESIGN TEAM : BURO 4, CKBS, FLUID STRUCTURES,TAP
CONTRACTOR : CHARTER CONSTRUCTION
SPECIALIST GLAZING SUB-C : GLASS UK
STAGE : BUILT
UEL commissioned Surface to create a distinct reception and security pavilion befitting to their values and ethos. The pavilion will have a high profile during the London 2012.
Tall, leaning, blue sculptured metal forms frame the linear entrance and exit of the pavilion and clearly express the differentiation between the internal and external pedestrian routes. The forward leaning front facade and building volume house a generous waiting area sloping down to accentuate the change of level of the adjacent inclined ramp. A dynamic faceted ceiling stems from the solid service core describing the structural support of the inclined roof.
Photographer: Paul Smoothy