Kimberlin Library Extension
De Montfort University, Leicester
The main volume of the 4,000 sqm is open study space divided over 4 floors, linked to the existing building via a new centrally sited core. The design attempts to provide a clean, flexible space in terms of layout and to re-define external public spaces within the Library precinct. A high degree of transparency provides a light airy environment for computer facilities and general circulation, whilst solar gain is controlled by an external shading system. A structural fabric canopy identifies the entrance and offers weather protection.