The Modern Records Centre (MRC) is a new facility formed by remodelling an area within an existing building. It provides a facility for research and the presentation of the University’s most valuable Library collections and includes areas for study, a lecture theatre and exhibition space. Using a similar materials palette to the main library building, MJP created a striking interior and new entrance to raise the profile of the new facility
Although modest in size, the MRC had to accommodate diverse activities and numbers of users, so it required a very flexible design. The use of movable partitions and the careful design of lighting, power and data supply allows for the re-configuration of the spaces. Working with furniture suppliers, MJP developed bespoke tables with a built- in power supply, which could be collapsed into minimal storage space.
- University of Warwick
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