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The Tourism and Hospitality Building has two entrances, which set thoughts about the brief (academic and hotel training) into the plan. The first entrance is from the circle through a small arcade entering into a double height top-lit hall with fireplace like in a good house. The second from the east to a long corridor with academic departments, classrooms, lecture theatres and kitchens reached from the triangular lawn outside the circle. The bar, white dining room and dining hall, and Head of Department open off the first hall. A minor axis with housekeeping and reception training runs east west, parallel to the long corridor through the first hall.
The more significant elements – demonstration kitchen, class kitchen chimneys, dining hall and large lecture theatre volumes are employed externally to articulate the hierarchy of the plan. A class kitchen accommodates 16 student work places, which are serviced with water, gas, electricity at low level from the wall and at high level with supply air and exhaust to the brick chimneys. All of the kitchen furniture is either cantilevered from the walls or on castors for cleaning the floor. All rooms and corridors are naturally ventilated and day lit with roof-mounted cubes of opening glass lanterns.
Civic Trust Award 2009
RIBA European Award 2007
RIAI Award for Best Educational Building 2007
AAI Award 2007
BDA Brick Award Best International Project 2006
RIAI Gold Medal 2004