UCL Engineering Rear Building
Although conceived at the same time as the engineering building front extension (also by Grimshaw) this addition to the campus predates its sibling by some three years. Tucked away down Malet Place it's more difficult to see and access and altogether more utiliarian. Conceptually, the building is a nine storey tower with a square footprint. An additional circulation zone is attached to this on the front (Mallet Place) elevation. This chief facade is divided into three sections, covered with glass and terracotta and is animated by the movement of the users. The other elevations are clad with a more economical profiled metal and feature horizontal strip windows. Internally a small rectangular atrium begins at the third floor and rises up to roof level. The scheme is linked to the original Roberts Building tower at all levels.