The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity is a new research centre that examines how the relationship between humanity and the natural world is changing, and how we might develop and maintain a sustainable Earth.
The Centre will occupy the second floor of the Berrick Saul Building, located at the heart of the Heslington West campus that was constructed in 2009 in a distinctive double curved design.
Mass Architecture acted as Architect and Lead Designer for the project and worked closely with both the University’s estates team and the internal client team.
The curvy-linear space was structured into three zones with different activities and characters. The concept for the scheme was to create a framework for growth. This was expressed through a metal grid structure that creates spatial zoning, acoustic separation, privacy and storage space.