2009

NZ2463 : International Centre for Life and Times Square

taken 15 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

International Centre for Life and Times Square
International Centre for Life and Times Square
Looking into the square below a bridge connecting two blocks towards the entrance to the Life visitor attraction. The building was designed by local architect, Sir Terry Farrell, who used to catch his bus to school from the site when it was a bus station on Scotswood Road. It opened in May 2000.
International Centre for Life

The International Centre for Life is a symbol of Newcastle University’s pre-eminence in the field of genetic research.

The Ł60million Millennium scheme combines a new block for the University’s Genetics department; a Bioscience Centre with office and laboratory space for private sector bio-technology companies; a visitor attraction designed to inform the public about genetics and the story of DNA; and Times Square, Newcastle’s first new public square for over a century. The architectural design of the complex responds to its context, while creating sufficient coherence and identity to establish a new quarter. ICL is a landmark urban regeneration project that celebrates and revives elements of Newcastle’s past. The architecture and urban planning actively promotes renewal, evolution and development, thereby mirroring the life-giving function of the building.

Terry Farrell and Partners (1996 - 1999): LinkExternal link
Client : Tyne & Wear Development Corporation
Location : Newcastle upon Tyne


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Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 11 February, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 11 February, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 243 637 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 243 638
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