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paris law college

oxford brookes centre for sustainable development

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architect: reenie (karin) elliott, francois girardin and ray ogden
building type+location: oxford brookes university centre for sustainable development, headington, oxford, england
invisible elements:
  1. second prototype for active air cooling system, which ray ogden researched with corus (formerly british steel). chilled air is pushed through a steel hollow section structure. passive cooling systems were found to have unworkably slow response rates due to the greater thermal mass of concrete
  2. the programme incorporates a library of vernacular architecture, a lecture theatre, research laboratories, and an exhibition space
client: oxford brookes university
completion date: planning 1998