Projects > Jennie Lee Building, Open University
- Milton Keynes
- Client: The Open University
- Size: 5,045sqm / 54,305sqft
- Services: Architecture
Won in competition, this landmark building on the Open University Campus encourages the natural interaction of researchers and ideas for The Faculty of Mathematics & Computing and The Institute of Educational Technology. The design strategy followed intensive analysis of both university aspirations and use patterns in the department. The entire building will be used as a laboratory
for experimentation in learning and working processes, supported by column free spaces allowing flexible layouts and adaptable research activities. Energy efficient measures include a passive fresh air and cooling system which makes use of the structural frame’s thermal mass, and an undercroft which feeds fresh air to internal enclosed spaces.