University of Surrey Student Residence Reception Building
University of Surrey
This landmark three-storey, 2,430 sq m (26,000 sq ft) student reception and residence building provides a gateway to the university's Manor Park campus. Comprising 42 enhanced en-suite bedrooms with kitchenette and bathroom facilities, designed to a high standard, the building also incorporates a full service kitchen, café lounge, bar area and student meeting facilities. Responding to its location and context, the distinctive modern building incorporates a dynamic curved sweep of rippled zinc cladding which wraps around the feature stair and links to the angled canopy beyond. Above the zinc café lounge, a more traditional elevational treatment has been applied to the rooms on the first and second floors. Reflective of the context and adjacent buildings this comprises of dark anodised aluminium windows combined with blue black engineering brick panels within a red brick elevation. A recessed dark mortar joint gives the reception building a subtly modern appearance.