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Mathematical Sciences

Significant Building

  • Completed: ?
  • Built by: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
  • Historic period: Post-war: 1945-1979
  • This is a significant building
  • Current Use: Education

The patterned panelling which consists of wide and narrow diamonds on the Mathematical Sciences Building honours the work of Sir Roger Penrose, who is a visiting professor at the university and a mathematical physicist. Penrose tiling is important in the world of physics and chemistry, and particularly in relation to the study of quasi-crystals.

The architecture practice carefully considered the issue of sustainability when designing the £1.5million refurbishment of the Mathematical Sciences’ block. The glazed exterior acts as a form of protection for the new foyer against noise and pollution. Additionally, floor grilles provide the building with a suitable ventilation system.