To accommodate significant growth in the departments of mathematical sciences and computer science, Durham University required the construction of a new building. The site, located at Upper Mountjoy forms part of a masterplan to provide improved infrastructure and additional teaching and research space. The four storey building is nestled into the existing slope towards an attenuation lake, which forms the focal point for the building and the location of the primary entrance. The building is designed as a pavilion hovering over a prairie landscape. The interiors have been developed with splashes of bright colours to artwork and furniture, with strong accents of black to add contrast. Flooring and ceiling treatments help to zone, with write on walls and flexible furniture used in open spaces to encourage collaboration.