International Institute for Product & Service Innovation
University of Warwick, UK

Cullinan Studio
Date Built
Warwick University
The IIPSI is the most recent of three building arranged around the University of Warwick's "Academic Square".  Like the International Digital Laboratory and the International Manufacturing Centre, that came before it, the building was designed by the practice of Edward Cullinan.  Cullinan describes it as providing, " .. flexible, high quality workspaces that showcase the innovative technologies and processes taking place within the building." The facility is intended to provide " ... support to regional small and medium enterprises (SME) based on the demonstration of new technology, new processes and new applications to enable the creation and testing of market leading products and services. SMEs are able to see and touch technology throughout the open-plan facility, co-located with experts that are working to develop it. The building provides both interactive openness and calm working areas."

As with the Digital Lab, the IIPSI achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating. The architect says that it, " ... provides a comfortable environment with a low energy load in its passive state; vastly reducing the need for expensive add-on technologies."

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