Ritterman Building

The Ritterman Building created a five-story centre that provides adaptable teaching space for Science and Technology, Dance, Interior Architecture and Fine Art. The building is designed to be reconfigured to suit the changing demands of the University. This project was prototyped on behalf of Middlesex University to demonstrate the efficiency of BIM level 2. The completed building achieved BREEAM Excellent rating, considerably higher that the minimum standards of sustainable design expected at the time.

BPR Architects worked with the school to incorporate sustainable technologies into the design. The technologies used include living walls irrigated by rainwater harvesting, green rooves and photo voltaic panels.

Learning opportunities are created from the fabric of the building allowing the course leaders to make use of the building data to inform their projects. Internally, generous break out spaces and workshop rooms create areas for informal discussions and agile teaching.

Client

Middlesex University

Structural

Curtins

Services Engineer

Mott Macdonald / Anderson Green

Contractor

Interserve

Quantity Surveyor

Currie & Brown

Planning Consultants

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

High Quality Finishes

High quality student experince is achieved by making best use of corridors and shared spaces to provide a flexible learning environment

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable materials, green walls and rainwater harvesting are amoungst the many tools that were used to make this the most sustainable building on the campus.

BIM Level 2

The design and construction process was used to pilot Middlesex Universities first BIM Level 2 project