News - 27 June 2019

UNStudio wins competition for Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom, UK

Modelled on the concept of the ‘Salons’ as theatres of conversation and knowledge sharing, the new extension for the Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom proposes a connecting building (3,735m2 GFA) to supplement the current facility and accommodate new undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. The design was created in a collaboration between UNStudio (Design Vision) and John Robertson Architects (Local Design Partner), Grant Associates (Landscape Architect), Atelier Ten (Building Services Engineering, Environmental Design, Lighting Design) and AKT II (Structure and Facade Engineer).

“Salons provided fascinating opportunities for debate for intellectuals from all walks of life. Artists, scientists, philosophers, politicians; they all gathered to debate the concerns of their time, cross-fertilising and mutually influencing each other’s ideas along the way. Facilitating such exchange of ideas forms the core of the design for the new Business School.”  Ben van Berkel

Read more about our design here.