Digital Crit Space
The Crit Spce is a bespoke extension to the existing School of Architecture for an innovative crit and gallery space at the University of Kent, Canterbury.
Sat on the edge of a busy public square, the building creates a playful intervention with the inclusion of a responsive façade made of over 6500 individual aluminium panels. The façade responds instantaneously to wind conditions, moving the panels to create a rippling effect which echoes the continuous pedestrian movement through the square. Within the building are large white crit boards that open up to give way to large interactive digital screens which, when opened, allow a view of the façade from the inside out.
The DCS was awarded Facade of the Year by the World of Architecture Awards in 2013, and has been featured on the front cover of the Architects Journal.
Photographer: Charles Hosea