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Royal College of Art, Battersea

Clickfix sculpts the light in royal art & design studio

Brett Martin supplied the polycarbonate panels used to glaze the striking northlights in the roof exhibition space in the new Battersea campus of the Royal College of Art, London. 

This was a colossal new £135m build, which the college itself has described as ‘the most significant campus development in their history’

The brief for the architects was to create a large, rugged like factory building which brings together art, design, science and technology in one place. The structure accommodates the buildings current and future needs and the result of its commitment to sustainable design is that the building has been certified as BREEAM excellent.

Marlon Clickfix pans across 2 vertical sections in the lofty top floor of the four-storey Studio Building dedicated to the university’s traditional art and design disciplines.

The product was selected due to its ease of installation, thermal insulation and high levels of natural light which allows for large, glazed areas. 

The bright internal space and the sheer size of the glazing in this building illustrates the benefits of the product wonderfully and as stated in an article by the guardian “The space beneath the big triangular skylights is glorious”. 

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