We are thrilled to be working with HWU on the new National Robotarium at Heriot Watt. The vision is ‘to create the UK’s leading innovation hub for the practical application of robotics and autonomous systems’.
Set within landscaped grounds, the restrained building form will have a high-performance envelope which incorporates a naturally ventilated, multi-purpose double wall to the main façade. Inside, a variety of flexible spaces for specialist research and work are arranged around a full height, multi-functional forum space which will be used as a social space, for collaborative working and knowledge sharing, and events.
Sustainability has been one of the key drivers for the design of the building and has been considered throughout the design process to ensure a low impact structure, both in construction and use.
Client: Heriot-Watt University
Location: Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh
Project website: https://michaellaird.co.uk/projects/the-national-robotarium/