Language Immersion Centre – FCBS…

Another regeneration scheme in Gloucester. The £5 Million Language Immersion Centre, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and provided by Gloucestershire County Council.

The image on the left of the row was the previous building, used as a mechanics and the next one is a visual of the final scheme.

The centre is intended to immerse the student within an environment suited to the language they are learning. So, if it’s Mandarin, there would be a Chinese theme throughout the centre and no views to the outside world! This apparently speeds up the process.

There is an open-air courtyard area with windows onto this, to maximise natural light into the buildings and to provide a feeling of space. The centre is adjacent to, and forms part of the perimeter, of Blackfriars Priory, which contains one of the first libraries in Europe.

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