New Build extension to existing building for Newcastle College, Lifestyle Academy.
Extension and associated alterations to an existing College building, providing a new entrance lobby intended to emphasise the main entrance, while offering additional shelter and access to the entrance foyer.
The new extension was designed to fulfill client requirements to offer increased weather protection and reduce the effects of drafts on the internal open plan space and reception areas beyond.
The design was developed as a full 3Dmodel and demonstrated to the client via a series of live animations and photorealistic images. Design cues were taken from the form and detailing of surrounding buildings while seeking to create a new stand-alone structure which did not replicate the existing.
As a result the entrance extension was developed more as a striking wrap around extension to the lower stone plinth, rather than to the main building itself.