KSS Design Group has designs on Southend

A five-year project to create a landmark college building in Southend-on-Sea reached completion last week. The £52m South East Essex College of Arts & Technology was conceived by multidisciplinary consultancy KSS Design Group, which handled architecture, interiors, identity and graphics. Interiors feature a distinctive red Pod and organic form dining decks. The logo reflects the campus building: a red shape represents the 250-seat Pod theatre and a blue line echoes the blue wall that divides learning and relaxation areas. Energy savings from the building’s passive heating and cooling system secured an unprecedented increase in funding from the Learning and Skills Council.

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