Arts Faculty - University of Plymouth




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 churches and lighthouses.

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Project facts

Project facts

Location: Plymouth, Great Britain
Client: University of Plymouth
Gross floor area: 12,600 m2
Year of construction: 2003 - 2007
Type of assignment: First prize in international competition, 2002


  • Plymouth, Great Britain


Principal, Partner & Professor (Adj.), Architect MAA
Phone: +45 8233 3020
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