Sector Education
Project type New build
Services provided Planning advice
Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2016
Project location South West England
Contractor Sky Gardens Ltd
Products used Exeter EX005 bench
 
 

Context

The new seven-storey University of Exeter Living Systems Institute has been designed with researchers in mind, with over 200 individuals utilising the space and facilities. The final concept for the building was to create something organic to reflect the work that goes on. The building has a geometric, cell-like facade and the open-air roof terrace mimics this.

Work undertaken

Working closely with the contractor, Sky Gardens Ltd, Benchmark Design designed and manufactured their Exeter range to complement the architecture of the courtyard roof terrace.

Benches were developed that followed the planter retaining walls to create three unique, separate spaces where staff and students can sit and enjoy the views.

About the Exeter range

The range is manufactured from iroko hardwood with laser-profiled aluminium legs.

It is assembled using a stainless steel tube system, allowing for continuous sections of unlimited length to be constructed.

The simple design allows for quick and easy fabrication, resulting in a value-engineered product.

The discreet leg profiles can be manufactured in a number of different materials such as corten steel, 316 stainless steel and finished in any RAL colour.


Context

The new seven-storey University of Exeter Living Systems Institute has been designed with researchers in mind, with over 200 individuals utilising the space and facilities. The final concept for the building was to create something organic to reflect the work that goes on. The building has a geometric, cell-like facade and the open-air roof terrace mimics this.

Work undertaken

Working closely with the contractor, Sky Gardens Ltd, Benchmark Design designed and manufactured their Exeter range to complement the architecture of the courtyard roof terrace.

Benches were developed that followed the planter retaining walls to create three unique, separate spaces where staff and students can sit and enjoy the views.

About the Exeter range

The range is manufactured from iroko hardwood with laser-profiled aluminium legs.

It is assembled using a stainless steel tube system, allowing for continuous sections of unlimited length to be constructed.

The simple design allows for quick and easy fabrication, resulting in a value-engineered product.

The discreet leg profiles can be manufactured in a number of different materials such as corten steel, 316 stainless steel and finished in any RAL colour.


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