Reflecting the campus’ status as an innovator, the three-storey steel-framed Stourbridge College art and design faculty features dramatic angular glazing to nine elevations, using Senior Architectural Systems’ SCW aluminium curtain walling and SPW300 series aluminium windows.
Achieving a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating, the building is naturally ventilated and has solar shading where required with the whole envelope insulated to very high standards to minimise energy costs.
The remarkable design presented several challenges. Its extreme angular form is an aesthetically appealing and visually arresting piece of architecture, but it meant that each pane of glass across the nine expanses was of a different dimension.
BAM Construction Ltd