University of Exeter Institute of Arabic & Islamic StudiesExeter, Devon
Inspired by its regional architecture, this purpose built Institute for the University of Exeter incorporates the shapes and forms commonly found in the Middle East, including octagonal glass lanterns.
The institute accommodates one of the largest centres for the study of Arabic, Islam and the Middle East in Europe. Designed to meet both academic and social needs, and to incorpate Middle Eastern influences, the building cleverly creates an atmosphere of learning and community.
Facilities include a lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, resource area, academic offices, common room and document centre.