Architecture Architect Reveals Portsmouth “Blade”

Feb 07 2011

Local swimming pool will make way for tower.

Architecture PLB has unveiled new images of its £30 million building for Portsmouth University’s Faculty of Social Science & Humanities.

The practice has designed a 33-storey tower, nicknamed the Portsmouth Blade, containing accommodation for 600 students, and a second, smaller building to be shared by the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies and the School of Education & Continuing Studies.It will be built on the site of the existing Victoria swimming pool.

The schools will share the teaching facilities, including a 300-seat lecture theatre and seminar rooms, as well as a café and restaurant.

A planning application will be submitted to the city council in spring and construction is set to complete in 2013

Architecture Blade Portsmouth

Architecture Blade Portsmouth 2

Read more: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/architecture-plb-unveils-portsmouth-blade/5012926.article#ixzz1DIgx73MM

3 responses so far

  1. The “BLADE” say much more?

  2. The portsmouth blade is going to be a very significant piece of architecture.

  3. Hideous if you ask me, It will look like the tricorn in 30 years. The park will be ruined by the tower blocking the sun light.

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