Leeds Metropolitan University, The Rose Bowl Leeds, UK
The Rose Bowl is a new business school comprising academic and supporting staff offices, teaching rooms, seven lecture theatres, a large cafeteria and ancillary spaces. The primary teaching spaces, the lecture theatres, are accommodated in a pod which floats in the interstitial space of the atrium which in turn is defined by the U-shaped peripheral accommodation. Access to these spaces is over bridge links which connect them to both the vertical circulation cores and the secondary supporting accommodation.
The scale of the new school responds to the architectural rhythm of the civic hall, clad in stone, translucent and transparent glass and pressed metal spandrel panels. The development integrates the university with the wider context of its location, orientating the campus towards Leeds city centre.
Winner of the Yorkshire Property Awards, Best Commercial Development in 2009, and of the RICS ProYorkshire Award for Design & Innovation in 2010.
- Leeds Beckett University
- 12,200 m2
- Yorkshire Property Awards - Winner