The Open University

A low-energy office building provides open plan office space, day-lit and naturally ventilated, in a curving central block. Three towers containing conference rooms and cellular offices are arranged alongside with glazed links. The building was completed within the extremely short procurement period of twelve months from inception to operation. Integrating the external wall construction with the load bearing columns maximised the nett floor space and minimised the construction time.


The Open University


East Midlands RIBA Award, 2004
INCA Building of the Year


Milton Keynes

Project value

£5.9 million