Templated architecture and repetitive patterns in “Metro-Land” at the School of Media, Arts and Design of The Uni of Westminster's Northwick Park site.
Architecture and interiors at The Forum, the “Front Door and social heart” of the School of Media, Arts and Design at University of Westminster’s Harrow campus at Northwick Park; the facilities are excellent, especially as out here in what John Betjeman called “Metro-Land”, there is more space than in Central London
Whilst the airy atrium is uplifting and there is plenty of natural light, it is a design constructed from multiple templates, the result is overloaded with repetitive symbols which I find is at odds with inspiring creative work and thinking outside of the squares. I see the rows of squares hanging from the roof as students and the grilles as the challenges with which they are presented in their academic endeavours.
The Forum is a new building created by Architects Hawkins\Brown and completed in 2013 as part of a scheme to respond to the dramatic changes in Higher Education in recent years.
Subjects taught at Northwick Park include, Art and Design, Digital Media and Games, Computing, Fashion, Journalism, Digital Media and PR, Music, Photography, Television, Film and Moving Image.