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Engineering Building - Leicester University, Leicester, England

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architect - James Stirling
dates - 1959
style - Modern
notes - large trusses.

"The Engineering Building comprises large ground-level workshops (heavy machinery), covering most of the available site, and a vertical ensemble consisting of office and laboratory towers, lecture theaters and lift and staircase shafts."

— James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates. James Stirling, Buildings and Projects. p82.

"The work of James Stirling is permeated by a mannerist taste for distortion and paradox, especially at the Engineering School in Leicester (1960-3), where the diversity of forms, expressive of the internal functions of the building, is a pretext for the liveliest interplay of masses."

— Mitchell Beazley. The World Atlas of Architecture. p389.