“The Bartlett has announced it is planning to expand into Hawkins\Brown’s Olympic broadcast centre refit.
The UK’s top architecture school is set to move into 3,000m² of studio space within the transformed broadcast centre which is now dubbed Here East.
The 10m-tall studio space will extend the school’s advanced manufacture and digital fabrication facilities, while also providing event spaces, spaces for large-scale constructs, exhibitions and a prototypes archive.
The £355 million plans to transform the former press and broadcast centres on the London 2012 Olympic Park are already underway and the scheme, which was reworked by Hawkins\Brown in February 2014 includes a 28,000m² innovation centre, a 1,045-seat auditorium and a 79,000m² building housing educational space, broadcasting studios, office space, startup spaces and a data centre.”
“This is a tremendously exciting breakthrough for The Bartlett, UCL, and the UK. Our field and discipline is currently undergoing a creative and interdisciplinary renaissance. Intimate new relationships with complimentary disciplines of engineering, performance, art, and manufacturing are provoking new paradigms for critical thinking and creative production. I’m particularly proud of UCL’s vote of confidence in the constellation of departments involved in this historic and pioneering leap into the future.”
Bob Sheil, director of The Bartlett