Ravensbourne University London, Greenwich Education Building Photos, College, Foreign Office Architects

Ravensbourne University London Building

Greenwich Architecture in southeast London design by FOA, England, UK

This higher education institution has renamed itself to Ravensbourne University London.

Ravensbourne was granted university status in 2018, thereby becoming Ravensbourne University London.

12 Apr 2014 – new larger photos added to this page, key building by FOA – Ravensbourne College, London:

Ravensbourne College London
photograph © Benedict Luxmoore

Ravensbourne College Greenwich London
photo : Morley von Sternberg

19 May 2011

Ravensbourne College London Building News

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Design: Foreign Office Architects

Greenwich College Building Greenwich Building
photographs © Benedict Luxmoore

The new building is in giddy proximity to the Dome/O2/North Greenwich Arena, which sets up an unavoidable clash of scale and geometry. The relatively standard programme could have produced a building that could not converse let alone compete with its neighbour.

Ravensbourne College in Greenwich
photo : Morley von Sternberg

FOA’s design blurs the internal arrangements behind a homogenous façade, much as the Dome does, but in a very different, very confident and curiously complementary way. It juxtaposes a plane of white fabric with a plane of tessellated panels, which somehow takes away all conventional understanding of solid, void and scale.

Greenwich College Building
photo : Morley von Sternberg

Internally a split level section is separated by the atria and reconnected by bridges and floor trays. The voids sporadically connect but bottom-out at different levels, informing a clear hierarchy and creating real spatial drama.

Ravensbourne College London Greenwich Ravensbourne College Greenwich London Greenwich College Building
photographs © Benedict Luxmoore

Ravensbourne College London – Building Information

Location: Penrose Way, Greenwich, London SE10
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Client: Ravensbourne in Partnership with Meridian Delta
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Contract Value: £43m
Date of completion: Sep 2010
Gross internal area: 21,500 sqm

RIBA Awards


Ravensbourne College Building

Architects: Foreign Office Architects

Greenwich further education building photos by Morley von Sternberg, Jun 2010:

Greenwich Further Education Building Ravensbourne College Penrose Way Greenwich Further Education Building Ravensbourne College London SE10 Greenwich Higher Education Building

Client: Ravensbourne in partnership with Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration Limited
Completion date: 2010
Total Area: 21,500m2
Budget: £70m including technical fit-out
Location: close to O2, former Millennium Dome, southeast London
Address: Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, Bromley, London
Developer: Meridian Delta
Key Feature: ceramic facade based on a geometric formula
Other designers: DEGW interior design

Ravensbourne College London Building Ravensbourne College Design Greenwich Further Education Building London
images : Glowfrog Studios

Address: Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, London SE10 0EW, England, UK

Ravensbourne University London images / information from Foreign Office Architects

Website: www.ravensbourne.ac.uk

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10 0EW , England, UK

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