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Visit to the Town House at Kingston University [TG3v/Kingston]


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Kingston University Town House
Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2EE

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An opportunity to visit the multi award winning Town House building at Kingston University. Designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning Grafton Architects, the landmark building on Kingston University’s Penrhyn Road campus received the highest accolade in UK architecture winning the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2021. RIBA jury chair Lord Foster said:

Kingston University’s Town House is a theatre for life – a warehouse of ideas. It seamlessly brings together student and town communities, creating a progressive new model for higher education, well deserving of international acclaim and attention,” he said. “In this highly original work of architecture, quiet reading, loud performance, research and learning, can delightfully co-exist. That is no mean feat. Education must be our future – and this must be the future of education.”

It then went on to win the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2022. The highest accolade in European architecture. The jury praised its remarkable environmental quality for creating an excellent atmosphere for studying, gathering, dancing and being together.

The tour will show you round the Library, reading gardens as well as the dance studios and performance spaces. Do come and see the building for yourself.

Bookings for visits are free of charge but are open to members of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries only.

To book a place please use our online booking form for M25 Members.

If subsequent to booking a place on a cpd25 visit you find that you are unable to attend, we ask that you let us know this as soon as possible. Cancellations received less than three working days before the event will be charged a £15 cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, £25 will be charged.

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