Arranged around the edge of the park are buildings for teaching and research, contained in four-storey blocks that tuck beneath the edges of the canopies. Cafes and other communal student facilities are located at canopy intersections, which also correspond to the entrances to the housing blocks. Marking the main entrance to the University is the drum-like form of the resource centre. Containing a library and multi-purpose theatre, it will be the chief social hub of the campus. Future expansion will see the completion of a sports stadium and a mosque - amenities that will be shared with the residents of a new town planned adjacent to the University.

Facts + Figures

  • Appointment: 1998
  • Completion: 2004