INTO Centre University of Stirling

Opened in September 2017 by Prince Edward, the new world class £6.5M international student facility at the University of Stirling includes a lecture theatre, 10 teaching rooms, a café, and capacity for up to 420 students.

Designed with Feng Shui principals in mind, the new three-story building is the hub for international students preparing for degree courses at Stirling. The brief was to create a safe bridge for foreign students into a liberal university environment and provide a refuge from the intensity of that experience.

The use of large areas of glazing, together with bright colours internally, was instrumental in creating a light and joyful environment where both students and staff could feel safe and comfortable.

Externally, there is a striking façade of dark grey cladding with large openings for windows and curtain walling.

Senior’s slimline and thermally efficient SF52 curtain walling and PURe® aluminium windows were chosen to both maximise daylighting and minimise heat loss, providing a comfortable work and social space to support overseas students on their learning journey in the UK.

With the potential to offer U-values as low as 0.71W/m2 K when calculated as a commercial CEN standard window, Senior’s patented PURe® aluminium windows have proved the ideal cost-effective and durable choice for projects such as this, which require a sustainable solution to reducing heat loss and minimising future maintenance costs.






Page & Park Architects

Main Contractor:

Morrison Construction



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