The Royal College of the Arts (RCA) has unveiled its new Battersea campus, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron.
The academic vision for the campus is to enable computer scientists, writers and curators, robotics engineers, sculptors and product designers to collaborate and advance new technologies and designs, ensuring the UK continues to lead the world in creativity and innovation. It will enable the RCA’s ambition to incorporate science, technology, engineering and maths subjects into what has traditionally been an art and design university. Opening during the 2021/22 academic year, it will add 16,500m2 to the RCA’s footprint, including a new public realm for the Battersea community. It will transform the RCA by delivering enhanced workshop and studio space for students as well as creating a meeting point for talent and ideas with social and educational spaces.