The proposed annex is to be built at the current primary entrance to Linen Hall. This will involve the removal of the existing porch and stairwell that project from the face of the current structure. The annex will provide a new 3 metre wide stairs that will feed all floors and create a unified entrance and single identity for the School of Architecture and School of Construction within building. Each landing along the winding stairs provided various aspect of the requested brief – a coffee dock, a book swap space and a digital library to address the lack of on-site library facilities.
On the ground floor, the existing restaurant is to be reconfigured to accommodate a new exhibition and crit space for the use of both schools. This space feeds off the main entrance annex and is a visible and accessible interchange between students, staff and visitors to the school.