Specialist glazing for Cedar House building at Liverpool University
slim framed pivot door installed at newly renovated Cedar House, Liverpool University.
IQ Projects designed and installed specialist glazing for a single-storey extension in a newly commissioned refurbishment designed to transform and modernise Cedar House, part of the medical department of Liverpool University.
Architects ADP revolved the design of the new student social environment around the student’s feedback and opinions, to provide students with exactly what they require in terms of social and study spaces, including the type of facilities and furniture they need to get the most out of their new hub.
The new extension will be the home of the new student hub, offering social spaces where students can relax, socialize and work. The scheme for developing the refurbishment further is to create a learning and social environment and create a more identifiable ‘home’ for the university’s 1500 medical students.
At the end of the extension, a slim framed aluminium pivot door provides seamless travel between inside and outside areas, enhancing the flow of the university building. When closed, the
thermally broken glass pivot door gives the look of a simple casement door, only revealing its bespoke nature when opened.
The pivot door was powder-coated in the same RAL colour as the surrounding glazing, for a coherent design across all specialist glazing elements at Liverpool University. With clear views of the surrounding landscape thanks to the combination of bespoke glazing systems, the ventilation is greatly enhanced when opened.
When specifying glazing for educational buildings, such as school or university buildings, there are many factors that require careful consideration. Natural light, ventilation, security and comfortable temperatures are vital when creating comfortable learning spaces, read more about comfort spaces in education. Several studies have shown that natural sunlight is good for students’ and teachers’ overall health and well-being but further, is proven to improve academic performance and productivity.
High-quality glazing solutions were chosen, in keeping with the quality of the new development. The new medical hub gives students the opportunity to thrive in an environment designed with productivity in mind. As the building ages, the specialist glazing systems at Liverpool University will remain intact thanks to the timeless, minimal designs.
To discuss bespoke glazing solutions for your next educational building project, contact the team at IQ today.
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