University of York
Combining study and event spaces with a bar, a restaurant, student services, a gallery and a media studio, our proposal envisages a bustling hub for the student community, with flexible functions throughout the day and night. Its bold design echoes other landmarks nearby such as the Library and Central Hall, while an external square fronting the building will provide opportunities for outdoor socialisation and civic life.
We’ve put students at the heart of our design process, consulting with them over a series of town halls and meetings, and using social media to gather ideas on the emerging designs. When complete, the student centre will be a striking new addition to campus – sustainable and flexible enough to last for generations to come.