Royal Veterinary College, University of London
The building faces the central green area of the College's Hertfordshire campus. Its colonnade forms a pedestrian spine leading to other academic buildings. The Gateway building houses the main reception to the campus, as well as academic and administrative offices. A key component is the new Learning Resources Centre which occupies the top floor of the building. The building's careful environmental design incorporated an early use of ground coupling for heating and cooling via a displacement ventilation system.
"The building has enhanced and given a sense of order both to the spaces around it (and especially the central lawn) and to the routes that pass through and around it. And it has done this with a combination of gravitas and lightness of touch that is truly rare."