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This new book is an inspiring collection of essays by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and other leading experts in the higher education sector. Beginning with a generic analysis of today’s dynamic trends and influences affecting university architecture and urban design, the book then focuses on specific issues in three case studies: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Hub, The Hive in Worcester and Broadcasting Place, Leeds Metropolitan University. As expected, the three fabulous buildings  are showcased with perfect descriptions by the project architects and excellent photographs by Hufton+Crow and Will Pryce, however, the new and exciting message of this book lies in the theoretical texts. There is a thrilling and persuasive manifesto written between the lines of those early pages.

In the Foreword, “The Three-Legged Stool”, Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, identifies three competing new qualities of university design: civic, iconic and…

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