Future Leaders Committee Event
The LSE Centre Building is a 17,500 m² new landmark teaching and academic building at the heart of the university’s Aldwych campus, the design of which is inspired by the schools’ core values: Collaboration, Excellence and Innovation. The original brief called for world-class architecture to match the LSE’s international academic reputation and included the demolition and redevelopment of three existing buildings to create a new 10-storey building. RSHP has gone further by designing a new public square located at the heart of the university, creating a new focal point for the school and improving connectivity and wayfinding throughout the campus. The scheme comprises two simple interlocking buildings of 2, 6 and 13-storeys with landscaped roof terraces. The volumes are joined by dynamic circulation and meeting spaces, designed to encourage chance meetings, discussion and collaboration.
The building achieved BREEAM Outstanding and received the BREEAM Public Projects (Post Construction) Award in 2020.
The tour will be guided by Lorna Edwards and Jack Newton, Associate Partners at RSHP and Project Leads for the Centre Building. Lorna also leads RSHP's sustainability group, setting ambitious goals for the practice "to ultimately go beyond sustainable towards regenerative".