In October 2015 we asked our students and staff: What if there was a new Faculty of Arts building on campus? Our community told us what they wanted to see from a new building for the Faculty of Arts, and we took this feedback and used it to run an international design competition.
Today we’re pleased to announce that Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have been named the winners of the competition, taking us one step closer to making this project a reality.
Through this project, which will re-unite all Arts Faculty departments under one roof, we aim not only to support teaching and research in the arts, but to enable creativity and innovation to flourish on campus.
The new building will be a beautiful addition to Central Campus, providing an architecturally outstanding environment that will become a destination for Warwick’s global community of students, academics and visitors. It will provide the facilities we need to offer our students a world-class experience, to support our staff in their work and to attract the best staff and students to our campus in the future.
Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor said:
“This exciting project continues to raise the bar in the standards of the facilities we provide to support teaching and research on our campus, further enhancing the staff and student experience we seek to offer at Warwick. I’m extremely pleased that the new building, in close proximity to Warwick Arts Centre, also further strengthens the University’s appeal as a cultural destination, creating space to engage with our local community through a range of opportunities including: language training, access to fantastic performance and exhibition zones, and other activities to support Coventry’s Cultural Strategy.”
Simon Gilson, Chair of the Arts Faculty, said:
“The competition has been immensely valuable in generating a wealth of ideas for a building that will serve students, staff and the public over the coming decades. The successful architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) will be helping us move into the exciting next phase of the development as we look to create a building that is open, inviting and flexible, allows collaboration, creativity and innovation to flourish, and acts as a hub both for public engagement in the humanities and for nurturing cultural value.”