Angle-Happy Building To Grace Aldwych

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 143 months ago
Angle-Happy Building To Grace Aldwych

The London School of Economics has released an image of their proposed new building at Aldwych. It’s the work O’Donnell & Tuomey, and their win is a particular stroke of luck for the Irish firm, as their design for the expanded Phtoographer’s Gallery on Ramilles Street was recently torpedoed due to lack of funds.

The student centre, which boasts bars, entertainment rooms, student union, office, and media facilities, features an angular front that certainly fits in with London’s emerging bulky buildings trend.

London’s educational establishments have of late favoured formalism over function - the Libeskind-designed block for LUL on Holloway Road remains controversial as ever - and it'll be interesting to see how the plans are received in a high-profile area that's apparently becoming the new Shoreditch.

Last Updated 30 June 2009