Façade mix on campus

With the mission to create "Space to Think", the architects Design Engine developed a master plan for the Headington campus of Oxford Brookes University. The goal was to connect the existing buildings on the site in such a way that academic and social life could coexist in a meaningful way. The result were capacities for a new library, a central meeting place, lecture halls, classrooms, commercial and exhibition space.

Part of the concept is the Abercrombie Building with a dynamic façade dynamic of concrete panels and glass, partly complemented by OKAWOOD insulated glass with Functional Timber Grid. The grid in the cavity serves as direction-selective sun and glare-protection depending on the position of the sun and angle of irradiation. Daylight in a warm hue enters the interior through the gaps between the staffs.