MK:U

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, in collaboration with architects and landscape architects Architecture00, BHSLA and Ken Baker, plus a talented consultant team, entered a competition to design a new university for Milton Keynes that harnesses MK:U’s positive, progressive energy to breathe new life into the city.

Location: Milton Keynes

Status: Competition

Associate Architect: Architecture 00

Critical Friend: Ken Baker

Landscape Architects: Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects

Space Planners: Fid Space

Structural Engineers: Heyne Tillett Steel

M&E Engineers: Hoare Lea

Transport & Movement: Steer

MK:U

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, in collaboration with architects and landscape architects Architecture00, BHSLA and Ken Baker, plus a talented consultant team, entered a competition to design a new university for Milton Keynes that harnesses MK:U’s positive, progressive energy to breathe new life into the city.

Their vision for MK:U looks back to the joy of Milton Keynes’ original masterplan and forward to the smart, sustainable city that it wants to become with a new creative quarter that is walkable, diverse and attractive to everyone.

Spreading out across the northern half of the site, along Avebury Boulevard, this new quarter will feel alive from the start, and an incremental growth strategy will harness public and private funding. The scheme embraces a model for learning that is interdisciplinary and exploratory, with a culture of entrepreneurship embedded within the design and construction process. And its public spaces will bring meadows into the city, alongside courtyards providing flexible and surprising inside/outside encounters.

Location: Milton Keynes

Status: Competition

Associate Architect: Architecture 00

Critical Friend: Ken Baker

Landscape Architects: Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects

Space Planners: Fid Space

Structural Engineers: Heyne Tillett Steel

M&E Engineers: Hoare Lea

Transport & Movement: Steer


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