Seat of Learning

The external facade of the Oastler Building has become the new recognisable face of Huddersfield University. Designed by AHR, the Oestler Building is a  £27.5 million addition to the Queensgate campus and houses the University’s Law School and part of the School of Music, Humanities and Media.

The six-storey building include four 300-seat lecture theatres, tutorial spaces, offices, language labs and a Law Court, which have all been designed to fit in a floor area of 7,500sq m.

The curvaceous three-dimensional form of the building is defined by 42 architectural fins rising over the upper storeys, defining the architectural language of the new academic facilities and allowing glimpses into the building.