Herzog & de Meuron’s $153 million Royal College of Art expansion receives council approval
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m5/m56i7u2rbck5vmfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The Royal College of Art’s flagship new building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, has been granted planning permission by Wandsworth Council. The building is part of a £108m investment programme in the RCA – the most radical transformation of the institution’s campus in its 181-year history. </p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/34763280/royal-college-of-art" rel="nofollow" >RCA</a> Battersea South Campus expansion will be the new home of the school's Arts & Humanities programs (Sculpture and Contemporary Art Practice), Design programs (Design Products, Fashion and Textiles), Global Innovation Design and Innovation Design Engineering (delivered jointly with Imperial College London), and new additional programs focusing on computer and material science, wearable technology, robotics, advanced manufacturing, and intelligent mobility.
The College expects work on the site to commence in spring 2018 and reach completion in April 2020, just in time for the 2020/21 academic year.
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