This project involved the design of a new architectural department building for the University of the West of England. The site is located alongside Bristol’s Floating Harbour and includes the Bristol architecture centre building. In this project, the architecture centre has been refurbished and extended. The extensions involve adding new form over the top of the existing building. A double façade has been added at the front of the building to merge the building’s extensions in with the existing building. The façade has rotating louvres inside it, which creates a heating and cooling management system on the front of the building. The louvres rotate to provide solar shading to the users inside and will also collect heat from the sun and distribute it into the ventilation stack. Vents at the top of the stack are used to control the temperature of the air in the ventilation stack within the façade. Automated windows help control the temperature of the building and provides natural heating and cooling. The rotating louvres also allow the building users the choice of privacy or interaction with external elements whilst undertaking their academic their studies.