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Arts Faculty University Plymouth

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21-Jan-2011
The vision for the new arts building was to create a centre for arts and culture that fused both city and university campus as a core for activity and learning. A central cross point constitutes a mini city, in which both the public, the Center for Visual Art and various university activities create the city life.

The activities are connected by ramps on different levels, reflecting the topography of Plymouth. The cross point is a buzzing artistic forum, where CVA, the students and the teachers interact. The auditoriums, cinema, galleries and cafes in the building stand out as the new cultural meeting point in Plymouth.

The building’s public square facing south affords views of city, landscape and the Atlantic. From the transparency of the building, the interior activities show, and the character of the building changes around the year.

A dynamic wrap unites the activities of the building - stretching from street to sky as a continous facade. The wrap is made of copper and has become a part of the Plymouth skyline together with the
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churches and lighthouses.
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