Engineering Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester

The university engineering building was built in 1961-63 by James Stirling and James Gowan. The building is very 'utilitarian' and was influenced by the work of the architect Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is widely acclaimed as the most influential architect of the 20th century. All aspects of this building relate to a specific function. The tower was actually designed to accommodate a high water tank need for hydraulic experiments. The roof lights of the single storey workshop are deliberately skewed at 45 degrees angles facing north because the machines in the workshop worked better when not in direct sunlight.


Leicester Leicester


1960s (1960 - 1969)


modern architecture university education 1960s (1960 - 1969)