04 May 2018

MICA feature in NLA Knowledge Capital

An excerpt from the NLA website states that Knowledge Capital investigates “the current scale and nature of development in the education and health sector, focusing on universities, colleges, campuses, research centres, incubators, innovation centres, hospitals and clinics.”

St Thomas’s Education Centre project is a truly ambitious collaboration between King’s College London, and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust. The brief is to create a world-class learning environment in the heart of London which integrates facilities for medical training and ongoing professional development. The Centre provides clinical simulation environments to enable students and medical professionals to foster closer interactions in the fields of education, research, and practice.

The project revives the existing under-utilised Victorian buildings and setting of the original 19th Century Medical Teaching School. The proposals comprise of three interconnected buildings, the focal point being the grade II Listed Block 9 and Italianate tower. New buildings, the Prideaux, and a new superstructure within the confines of Block 9 Extension offer a 400-seat multipurpose venue and an injection of new flexible floorplates. New interventions are faced in Portland stone, referencing the Victorian setting including the Embankment wall, creating a legible complimentary layer to the site’s history.

Knowledge Capital launches on Friday 4th May and comprises a publication, an exhibition and showcase of London education, innovation and health projects and initiatives, as well a three-month programme of events, including debates, talks and visits.

You can find out more here.

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