Queen’s Management School, is one of the top University business schools in the UK and Ireland and prides itself on offering a range of world class degree programmes in accounting, economics, finance and management.
The School is located within the University’s Riddel Hall site, and identified a need for a new purpose built facility, to include post graduate teaching, ancillary research, support and social spaces.
The practice was appointed through a design competition to prepare proposals for the project that sits in a very sensitive location, below the School’s existing Grade B1 listed building and surrounded by mature woodland.
The plan form is arranged around a central courtyard located at first floor and organically spreads across the site responding to the topography and retaining the building height below tree canopies.
The major teaching spaces and shared communal accommodation sit at ground floor, with executive education facilities above and academic offices on the upper floor.
The buildings interlocking forms are finished in clay facing brick with red cast stone detailing, echoing the materials identified in the listed building.
Queen's University Belfast
Architect/ Lead Consultant