14 Feb Law and Court Building, University of Hertfordshire
The brand new £7 million Law and Court Building designed by RMJM Architects for the School of Law at the University of Hertfordshire is located at the University’s de Havilland Campus. The iconic building occupies a very prominent position at the entrance to the Campus, most of which has also been designed by RMJM.
Commercial Property Photography were commissioned by provide promotional marketing imagery in the form of quality portfolio photography and a short case study video of the new Law and Court Building at Hatfield. The photography was commissioned by Carea UK, manufacturer and supplier of the striking shiny white composite cladding called Ardal which was specified for the exterior of the building.
The two storey building accommodates a Mediation Centre, a full functioning court room and a public gallery including a cafe and lecture rooms. The Building was constructed by ISG Plc which opened its doors and short time ago in September 2011.
It was a key priority to achieve a high BREEAM rating and this was realised using an efficient combined heat power system and natural ventilation which was designed by Breathing Buildings. The building achieve an ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate and also has won awards for Most Sustainable Construction and Outstanding Commitment to Adapt to a Changing Climate. The building will significantly contribute to the carbon reduction targets set by the University of Hertfordshire and has already exceeded their expectations. The roof mounted photovoltaic cells are predicted to save two and a half tonnes of carbon each year alone.
It would have been interesting to also photograph these elements but the photographic case study commissioned concentrated on the exterior envelope of the building. The combined commission of both still photography and moving video imagery provides our clients with a very cost effective solution without making a large dent in their marketing budget! Our clients were provided with 30 high resolution photographs, a few of which are included here below and the two minute video above for the Case Study of the completed project.
Not our video below, but an interesting construction time-lapse provided by the University of Hertfordshire which we thought we would include here!