Following an international competition, David Chipperfield Architects has been selected to design the “final set-piece” academic building in the redevelopment of the London School of Economics’ Holborn campus. The Firoz Lalji Global Hub will be located at 35 Lincoln’s Inn Fields and will include conference facilities, teaching spaces, digital labs, and a 350-seat theatre with the mission to address global issues. The design embraces the ethos of the new centre through a strategy of adaptive re-use. Large parts of the existing building will be retained as part of a commitment to a more resourceful and responsible approach to our future. It will be named after Firoz Lalji, a Ugandan-born IT entrepreneur whose donation to the LSE has made the building possible.
Julian Robinson, LSE Director of Estates and member of the jury said: “We believe David Chipperfield’s design was the most sustainable solution that achieved our brief requirements and provides LSE with a seminal piece of university architecture. It’s an inspiring design and I look forward to working with David Chipperfield and his team to deliver another outstanding project for the school.”
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