Leicester University Engineering Building

Leicester 1959-63, James Stirling and James Gowan

James Stirling’s strong personal style is first seen to emerge in the extraordinary Leicester Engineering Department building, designed in partnership with James Gowan. A slender, almost transparent, tower rises above the projecting forms of the building’s auditoria. This ensemble is then juxtaposed with the industrial toughness of the engineering workshops, setting up a powerful and contradictory geometry.

‘The Architecture in Detail series is without question one of the most beautifully illustrated and well-documented collections of monographs on individual buildings produced anywhere in the world.’
— Jury of the American Institute of Architects, 1995
Leicester University Engineering Building
Winner of the Series Award, American Institute of Architects International Architecture Book Awards, 1996, 1997 and 1998
Series editor
David Jenkins
Mark Vernon-Jones
Phaidon Press

297 × 297mm
Pb c.20 colour
80 b&w illustrations

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