Rockpanel façades have formed the stunning canvas for a specially commissioned, three storey carving on the new ‘Heart of the Campus’ building at Sheffield Hallam University. The facility offers over 7,400m2 of teaching, study and social space, and is central to the University’s goal of providing the highest quality facilities and teaching space for its 35,000 students.
CNC routing on façade panels
The artwork by Christopher Tipping is conveyed through dynamic mark making and linear drawing, routed into the Rockpanel surface. It is inspired by the rich history of cutlery & silverware manufacture in the city.
The façade boards, specified in Umbra Grey and Stone Grey, were routed by specialist firm The Cutting Room, exposing the compressed stone wool base material to a depth of 2mm. The base material has now weathered from a pale yellow-green to a rich dark brown, beautifully highlighting this stylish artwork.