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Schlüter-Systems’ LIPROTEC and DILEX bring light and function to The School of Architecture and Built Environment.
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The School of Architecture and Built Environment (SoABE) is a recent addition to the University of Wolverhampton’s investment in a new super-campus at the site of the former M&B Springfield Brewery. Now transformed into an impressive venue for learning and research, Birmingham-based Associated Architects has designed the new SoABE to act as a benchmark for future buildings added to the Springfield site.
A key aim for the architects was to link the past with the present by combining some of the original brewery’s historic structures with state-of-the-art learning facilities. The project’s contractors at WB Simpson and Sons suggested various product solutions from tile and stone protection experts Schlüter-Systems to aid this goal, not only to create statement visual elements but also to ensure the longevity of the building.
Leading to various teaching spaces on the first floor, a decorative staircase features the Schlüter-LIPROTEC lighting profile to indirectly illuminate the stairs, creating an eye-catching feature within the building’s main foyer space. Schlüter-LIPROTEC is available in a wide selection of light colour types—fixed warm-white or neutral-white, variably adjustable white light between 3,000 and 7,000 Kelvin, and coloured light with up to 16 million colour tones.
Due to the high level of foot traffic passing through the open-plan space, the maintenance-free movement joint Schlüter-DILEX in aluminium was installed to provide stress-relieving properties in such a large commercial area. Schlüter-DILEX is available in stainless steel and PVC dependant on application, all of which increase the lifespan of tiled flooring—preventing cracks and protecting the tiles to guarantee their long-lasting integrity.
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