sustainable building design

Sustainable Design

The John Bull Building, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth

Acting as a bridge, the John Bull Building allows natural habitat to flow underneath its structure, providing pleasant and stimulating research environment.

This building champions environment conscious design, supporting a space which houses teaching, office space, research laboratories and simulated hospital accommodation. Features include extensive use of daylight and solar shading, natural ventilation, night cooling utilising exposed concrete thermal mass in conjunction with the proprietary Building Management System and use of sustainable, maintenance free materials like untreated cedar cladding and the stone from local quarries, combining traditional materials and architectural elements with the contemporary glass and metal in curtain walling. Sustainability and energy-saving principles include: