The University of Warwick opens the doors of its new Faculty of Arts Building to its students, research and teaching staff and the general public.
The building is intended not only as an outstanding new centre for teaching and research, but also an interactive hub for engagement with the wider community. With the principles of collaboration, creativity, inspiration and innovation embedded at its core, it spans 15,000m2 of floor space with four distinct clusters set around a grand central staircase within a full-height atrium.
In addition to teaching and learning spaces, the building offers an antiquities room, new cinema and screening rooms, theatre studios and rehearsal rooms, collaboration spaces, a media lab and edit suite along with multi-purpose events and exhibition spaces.
Andy Theobald, Partner FCBStudios said "Our shared vision for the new Faculty of Arts Building was one of providing a platform for engagement and interaction at the heart of the University Campus. The clusters of academic studios and teaching spaces are arranged around a dramatic sculptural central stair that physically and visually brings together all the faculty departments in an inspiring environment. Spaces for performative, teaching, learning and research opportunities throughout the building provide an appropriate vantage point for the study of human interaction."