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Hopkins shortlisted scheme for MK:U July 16, 2019

A new university for Milton Keynes - MK:U International Design Competition 


MK:U presents a unique opportunity to re-think higher education by bringing new academic and commercial activity, jobs and social life to the town centre. MK:U’s identity and sense of place is established from the outset by creating a ‘shop window’ along Avebury Boulevard. A bold new urban frontage adopts the format of the original MK vision leading to a series of calm orthogonal buildings interspersed with greenery beyond. This creates an open permeable quarter rather than an enclosed campus with strong and clear connections to surrounding developments and residential courtyards that open on to the public realm.


Watch our proposal here. The five shortlisted schemes can be viewed here.