About this Project
As with many of the UK’s younger Universities, the roots of Oxford Brookes are long established, starting life in 1865 as Oxford School of Art. Now, it is a multi-site, multi-faculty University.
For DAL the project started with the Abercrombie building extension, the first phase of the much larger John Henry Brookes Building due to be finished in 2014. The extension is linked to the existing building by glass bridges and shared meeting galleries, forming a dramatic interior with internal spaces opening onto the void, which allows natural ventilation and lots of daylight. BORDO 150, a linear lighting and services system, was developed for the project. This, together with surface mounted and recessed downlighters, including Ambiance X100 LED downlighters, forms a cohesive lighting strategy for the new teaching and library building with new areas for meeting and socialising.