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durham university teaching and learning centre 

brief

Galliford Try were commissioned to build a new education centre at the world-famous Durham University. They required a comprehensive range of architectural photographs and a virtual tour of the building

The Catalyst Newcastle University The Brief
The Catalyst Newcastle University Execution

execution

It was a really exciting project to photograph and I had multiple site visits to capture the building at different times with different uses (with and without students). I liaised with the Project Director to work around the construction workers during their snagging operations, adhering to health and safety guidelines.

There were some technically difficult angles to capture, so stitch techniques with architectural lenses were used.

The virtual tour required a methodical approach to ensure it functioned for consumer use while still creatively showcasing the design of the building.

outcome

The images were used on the website, including the homepage and a dedicated project area, as well as printed material and case studies.

As specified in the brief, photographs were also used for award entries including a shortlist for the North East Property Awards – Design Excellence (winner TBA 17/09/2020) and five shortlists for the Constructing Excellence North East Awards (Building Project of the Year, Innovation, Sustainability, Digital Construction and the Integration & Collaborative Working awards).

The Catalyst-Newcastle University Outcome

take a virtual tour

The tour will roll through the rooms automatically. You may use your mouse to zoom in/out, move around each room and click on hotspots to take you to other spaces, gallery to view stills, video and information panel.

Turn your device sideways to view

brief

Galliford Try were commissioned to build a new education centre at the world-famous Durham University. They required a comprehensive range of architectural photographs and a virtual tour of the building

The Catalyst Newcastle University The Brief

execution

It was a really exciting project to photograph and I had multiple site visits to capture the building at different times with different uses (with and without students). I liaised with the Project Director to work around the construction workers during their snagging operations, adhering to health and safety guidelines.

There were some technically difficult angles to capture, so stitch techniques with architectural lenses were used.

The virtual tour required a methodical approach to ensure it functioned for consumer use while still creatively showcasing the design of the building.

The Catalyst Newcastle University Execution

outcome

The images were used on the website, including the homepage and a dedicated project area, as well as printed material and case studies.

As specified in the brief, photographs were also used for award entries including a shortlist for the North East Property Awards – Design Excellence (winner TBA 17/09/2020) and five shortlists for the Constructing Excellence North East Awards (Building Project of the Year, Innovation, Sustainability, Digital Construction and the Integration & Collaborative Working awards).

The Catalyst-Newcastle University Outcome

take a virtual tour

The tour will roll through the rooms automatically. You may use your mouse to zoom in/out, move around each room and click on hotspots to take you to other spaces, gallery to view stills, video and information panel.

Turn your device sideways to view

feedback

“We had a number of issues trying to arrange access to site initially, however Andrew was able to work around this and ensure that the everything went smoothly. Andrew was very accommodating with his time, visiting the site twice in one day in order to get daytime and twilight photos, giving us some striking views of The Catalyst, which have no doubt assisted in award submissions and creating a “buzz” about the project whenever images are shared online.”

Gabbie Snelling. Business Development Coordinator GSS Architecture