I have photographed the nearly-completed Ravensbourne College building for this week’s BD. The £50 million building is located in North Greenwich, slap bang next to the O2 Arena (the artist formerly known as the Millennium Dome). It features an intricate facade inspired variously by Gothic rose windows, the floral patterns of William Morris and Middle Eastern “Penrose” tiling patterns.
The building was designed by Foreign Office Architects, who say that the architecture capitalises on”the tradition of arts and crafts schools in the UK, from which Ravensbourne is an offspring”. Crikey.