An old military cantonment on the Rock with centuries of history behind it now houses the seat of the University of Gibraltar thanks to the work of Ayalto Integral, a team of engineers and architects which has given shape to this project combining respect for historical heritage and modernity. Work on the complex was completed in just 8 months and earned the first prize for the best historical intervention on the Rock.
Working in collaboration with two local firms, the team restored the two buildings belonging to the fort and joined them with an atrium containing two new rooms. The design plays with light and glass to create an open, bright space for teaching staff, students and visitors to meet up in.
Dynamobel played a part in this award-winning project by contributing to the furniture. The classrooms and communal study areas are fitted out with different programmes: Clic desks and 4-legged Trazo chairs in the former, and Tec desks and Slat16 and Trazo chairs in the latter.
The project also includes Cube pedestals and storage units, and Sol tables made to special heights in the communal areas.
Awards: Gibraltar Heritage Award 2015