For many, attending University is where they develop their place in the world; it's where the young (and sometimes old) become innovators and creators of their future. Loughborough University's newly renovated campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has set to become the place where this happens. Formerly the Broadcasting Centre for the Olympic Games, this large-scale building is now home to the highly acclaimed tertiary institute.
Developing a space that represents Loughborough University's culture and vibrant personality, Paragon Interior Groups Senior Designer, Julie Hattersley, was tasked with the opportunity to inject life and vibrancy into the modern tertiary environment.
Engaged in the project early on at the specification stage, Autex provided guidance and technical advice to address the level of acoustic performance that was ideal for the tertiary learning environment. Boasting exposed industrial features, Loughborough University's stunning design presented many hard reflective surfaces which were detrimental to a high performing learning environment. Hattersley chose an acoustic solution that complemented the industrial design, but provided bursts of creativity and flare.
Collaborating with Autex, Hattersley used a variety of standard and custom products to create ceiling and wall features that gave each area its own defining look. "We just loved the versatility of Autex products and how we could create a solution that fits with every space. Having one company that could achieve all the design requirements needed was fantastic."
Geometric shapes, colours and textures throughout this design have been carefully chosen to provide consistency in this modern and exciting place to learn.
The innovative and forward thinking of Julie Hattersley and her vision to combine Autex Interior Acoustics into this space, will match the forward thinking and creative minds that Loughborough University shapes for the future.
For more information or to read the full detailed case study visit the Autex website.