Reading University Quad

In concert with the redevelopment of a number of surrounding university buildings, this scheme looks to redefine a central green space within the university, transforming it into an active university quad.

Dealing with increased usage, new pedestrian rights of way and a well-established tree stock become priorities in organising the quad.

A hard ‘frame’ of paving focuses activity into the centre of the quad while a series of paths help connect important destinations on either side. 

The interior is then separated into green cells that students can use as spaces for theatre, exhibition, study or just as a place to relax.