University of Kent
The remodelling of the architecture department’s foyer in the Marlowe building was a Kent University student project, under the guidance of Jef Smith at MELD Architecture.
Our brief was to create a youthful, vibrant space within a building used frequently for prominent design presentations and seminars. As well as providing new café space and completely opening up the façade, we fitted a new continuous timber wall covering/ceiling, a system we have never used before.
The project involved:
Introducing full-height external sliding doors.
A timber slatted wall with coloured niches for displaying architectural models.
Replacing the steps to the front entrance and with a continuous level access ramp.
A new kitchen servery.
The project was opened for the summer term on schedule, on budget and to a very discerning group of users who were delighted with the finished space.