Dunelm House is the student’s union building for Durham University, designed in the Brutalist style.
Located on the banks of the River Wear, the white concrete structure was completed in 1966 by the Architects’ Co-Partnership, engineered by Ove Arup. It is physically connected to the Grade I-listed Kingsgate Bridge, also designed by Arup, and considered by him to be one of the most important of his career.
The Brutalist building features heavy-angled facades of concrete, with a roof of large interlocking precast concrete u-units that form a 'broken' profile above the eaves. Inside, the five levels are linked by the main circulation space and staircase running in a straight line to create a stepped internal ‘street’.
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