Address: Westminster, London, UK ⎢Client: London School of Economics ⎢Area: 5,800 m2 ⎢Competition Proposal: 2009 ⎢3XN Team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Michael Kruse, Tommy Bruun, Torben Østergaard, Per Damgaard-Sørensen, Thomas Meldgaard Pedersen, Mathias Bagger Poulsen, Helle Hjelmborg, Rikke Zachariasen, Jack Renteria ⎢Engineer: Arup ⎢Engineer: Esbensen ⎢UK Architect: HKS
Focussed on the interaction between students from around the world in a unique environment hosting recreational, academic and social functions, 3XNs vision for the New Students’ Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science is about encouraging synergy and social behaviour in a space the students can call their home.
With an open plaza drawing students through the transparent facades from every corner of the campus; an inviting sculptural staircase functioning as the building’s spine unifying the various functions; and double height spaces throughout the building with exciting visual sightlines; the New Students Centre at the LSE will provide a unique framework for student activity in the 21st Century.
With an open and transparent expression the New Students’ Centre will continue to set world class standards for architecture at the LSE. Programmed with the most efficient layout for the site, meeting the highest environmental standards and aesthetically taking its place in the historic city of Westminster, the New Students’ Centre will confirm the University’s global reputation for excellence.