School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
Europe wide competition win in February 2002 to design a new consolidated home for the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, (SSEES). The school was housed in various buildings within the University of London and became part of University College in 1999. It is the first passive downdraught cooled public building in a city centre in the world. It is an extremely energy efficient way of maintaining comfort within the urban heat island.
The new building is located on the UCL main site in Bloomsbury, with a street frontage on Taviton Street, and accommodates the SSEES Library, academic and research facilities for the four departments that make up the School.