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Leicester University Engineering Building – Leicester, England

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Building Name: Leicester University Engineering Building
Location: Leicester, England
Architects: James Stirling and James Gowan
Structural Engineer: Frank Newby
Completion: 1963
AE Interests: First post-modernist building in the UK, Two joined towers sitting on cantilevered lecture halls, 11th floor serves as a water tank that supplies a pressure head to the hydraulics laboratory on the ground floor via enormous pipes that run down the side of the main staircase, Two large glass roofs angled at 45 degrees to the towers face north to provide illumination without direct sunlight, all about function.

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Written by Gerardo Martinez

October 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Built

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