The first phase of the university’s Eastside campus won a RIBA award in 2014, while the main Curzon Building was shortlisted at the 2016 RICS Awards in the ‘Design through Innovation’ category.
Now, there are hopes that the Curzon B extension ― which features Maple’s distinctive vertical fin shading system ― will complete a hat-trick of accolades.
Associated Architects have always intended that the transformation of BCU would have visual impact as well as being built around the students’ needs and comfort... which is why the design for the £31m third phase featured a statement glazed curtain wall AND solar shading.
Maple partnered architects and glazing contractor Duplus to design and install our Aurora vertical climate façade system for the building.
When complete later this year, Curzon B will house more than 3,000 students and members of staff and provide 650 rooms, a student hub, lecture theatre and mock courtrooms. It is sited near Birmingham’s New Street station and the proposed HS2 rail link, and will be a major landmark for people arriving in the city.