modern architecture london
modern architecture london

London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre

Studio Daniel Libeskind, 2004
University building | Holloway Road, London N7

Photos taken February 2009.

The building is for the graduate population of the University and also serves as a rentable community space. The building has a concrete structure and from the outside, the unusual angles and stainless steel cladding are a welcome relief from the rest of much of the architecture on Holloway Road.

Inside, the floors are level, but the ceilings are angled and none of the walls are perpendicular to the ground. It's difficult to see any practical purpose behind the design or how it enhances the experience of being in the building. I don't know what the building is like if you're there every day but after my short visit the novelty was already starting to wear off.