• Image: Cranfield University
  • Image: Cranfield University

Cranfield University

The Agri-Informatics building holds an important location within the Cranfield University Masterplan. The east-facing elevation of the proposed building will be prominent from the new boulevard and highly visible from the approach road outside the University campus.

The east-facing elevation will act as a “bill-board” for the activities within; elevationally framing the views of the glass house on the roof, the office on the first floor to the wet laboratory on the ground floor, offering a preview of what is happening within the building. These framed views are set within a sequence of colours reflecting the thoughts of genetic research.

Taking inspiration from a plant-based genome sequence the design bands each floor and applying Rock panel Chameleon Cladding which responds to natural light and changes colour according to the time of day. A modern sustainable material with A+ BREEAM Green Guide rating.