Libeskind unveils timber-clad physics centre for Durham University

News: New York architect Daniel Libeskind has unveiled images of a timber-clad building to house physics researchers at Durham University in north-east England.

The £10 million Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics will be located beside the university's existing physics department on South Road and will accommodate two growing organisations - the Institute for Computational Cosmology and the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology.

Daniel Libeskind unveils timber-clad physics centre for Durham University

Studio Daniel Libeskind won a competition to design the building back in July, but has only just revealed images following the news that over £5 million of charitable donations have been made towards the project.

"This new building will provide a tremendously stimulating environment and foster even closer synergies between the two Institutes' research areas," commented Martin Ward, head of Durham's physics department.

Daniel Libeskind unveils timber-clad physics centre for Durham University

Public consultation on the design will take place later this month, and the building is due to complete in 2015, subject to planning approval.