The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at Ulster University, Coleraine Campus, was created through the amalgamation and enhancement of two existing library facilities on campus; the Central Library and the South Building Library.
The University’s brief was to provide a centralised location for book storage, (8000 linear metres,) and to create a variety of study areas, (approximately 650 individual spaces,) with casual soft seating, individual carrels and a number of rooms for group study and teaching. A strong emphasis on electronic based self learning was also addressed through the creation of an Information Technology Open Access Centre that can be made use of 24 hours a day.
The LRC sits in a highly prominent location sitting directly above the campus’s main entrance. It’s glazed façade allows it to become a dramatic new visual marker, for the entrance, particularly when illuminated a night.
University of Ulster
Architect / Lead Consultant