Engineering Celebration Roof Event

Engineering Celebration Roof Event

Series Name College of Science and Engineering
Speaker A range of speakers from the architectural community
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 09 Oct 2017, 06:30PM - 09:00PM
Venue Campus
Open To Public
Ticket Price FREE
For Bookings Contact Please book ticket(s) here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/university-of-leicester-engineering-roof-celebration-event-tickets-37331241749 All enquiries should be made to: alumni.relations@le.ac.uk
Join us for an evening drinks reception to celebrate the completion of the engineering roof. In 2015 the University launched a £19.5 million project to replace the roof and glazed facades of its world famous Engineering Building.This challenging and complex project involved replacing 2,500 glass panels and was finally completed in August 2017. Guests will Hear from the President and Vice-Chancellor and a range of guest speakers from the architectural heritage community. Presentations will be followed by a lighting display and tours of the building to celebrate our achievement. Designed by architects Stirling and Gowan, the Grade II* listed building is recognised internationally as one of the most significant buildings of the 20th century and is considered an architectural icon. It was included in a national list of the 50 most famous structures in the UK, and was hailed as one of the top 10 most inspiring buildings; and of course, it was your department while you studied with us here at Leicester.

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