26-27 Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge
Trinity College Cambridge
The speculative development will be used as a catalyst for this part of the science park and the design will set the standard for its future development. The proposed building is three storeys high with a plant room at roof level. It sits on a landscaped podium over undercroft parking. The building has been recessed from all sides of the site boundary allowing for the provision of a landscaped outdoor working area, a landscaped edge to the north of the site, and a carefully designed “street” over the podium that leads to the main entrance. The structural strategy responds to the needs of an efficient office plan within a distinctive building form. The blade columns at the edge of the building have been stepped to minimise the extent of the overhangs and to avoid the need for columns in the most valuable spaces. The materials that will compose the envelope to the proposed design, including anodised aluminium, ceramic rods and glazed ceramic panels, exude a sleek appearance aimed to attract companies dedicated to scientific and technological research and development.