Case Study

UWE Engineering Building

Atria glazing for world-class university building


Architect: AHR

Main Contractor: BAM

Lusso Interiors Glazed Partitioning

The new Engineering Building for The University of the West of England (UWE) is located at the main Frenchay Campus. Designed by multi award-winning architects, AHR, the iconic building will enable the university to deliver its vision for 21st Century engineering and inspire engineers of the future. It has been designed and operated to BIM Level two and aims to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

UWE Engineering Building Glazed Partitions

Collaborative Space

The building will accommodate up to 1,600 students as well as 100 academic and technical staff. The design brief was to create a space which would encourage multi-disciplinary collaborative learning. The outcome is an ideal environment for students to explore, create, and test ideas to change the world for the better.

Industrial Style Glazing

A large central atrium provides a generous space across multiple stepping floor plates which leads to social learning spaces, manufacturing workshops, wind tunnels, laboratories, computer rooms, and computer-aided design (CAD) suites. At the heart of the building there is also a hub for group study which will encourage students and academics to meet and exchange ideas.

Engineering Building Glazed Partitions
UWE Glazed Partitions

Multi-purpose Partitioning

Within the atrium, Lusso installed glazed partitions to allow natural light into the core of the building and visual connection between spaces. A combination of framed and frameless glazed partitions have been used for different specification requirements within the space and combine well with the wood and black coated steel beams to achieve an industrial look.

Lusso Products

Systems and products utilised for this project:

Lusso Framed Double Glazing

Related Glazing Product

Lusso 105M Double Glazed Framed

For this project, Lusso installed their 105M double glazed framed system to meet the structural, acoustic and design requirements. More information on this framed system can be found through the link below.

Lusso Atria Glazing

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Lusso Atria Glazing

Lusso atria glazing systems were used for structural performance on this project. More information on the products available can be found through the link below.