The University of Nottingham - Jubilee Campus / Innovation Park
|I regret that I did not visit this site earlier on during the construction process, but the following shots do give some idea of how they were put together and how imaginative shapes combined with imaginative materials have produced something very unique and special. The shapes in themselves created their own construction challenges requiring a whole new approach to the task of lifting of materials and labour. The Gateway, my own favourite building of the three, also demanded skills probably more often found in timber shipbuilding. As the photographs below reveal, underneath the metal tile cladding, the steel framework was first clad in timber planking requiring each plank to be individually shaped and bent to accommodate the non-uniform sweeping contours of the building.|
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|All the photographs below were taken on 6th February 2008|
Unfortunately, the lighting conditions were not as favourable as on my previous visit, so apologies for the quality of these pictures.
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