The new University of Birmingham Library has been turning heads with its striking refined exterior. Replacing a dated 1950s building, the contemporary six-storey building is part of Birmingham University’s Edgbaston campus and is one of the largest buildings to be constructed there since the University’s foundation in 1900.
7000 square metres of façades covers the building comprising a woven cladding pattern with gold fins and high levels of glazing maximising views in and out.
The library aspires to be an inspiring cultural hub for the city and the University with outstanding facilities for a new generation of students and researchers. As well as its provisions for students and the bright aesthetic designed by Associated Architects, the building has been dubbed a “green heart” to the campus providing significant energy savings and helping the University achieve its 20% CO2 reduction by 2020.
The University of Birmingham Library opened September 2016. Wintech provided full Façade Consultancy services for clients Carillion on the development rated BREEAM: Excellent.