US University to Build $12.5m Arts Centre

6 February 2011 (Last Updated February 6th, 2011 18:30)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US has announced plans to build a new $12.5m visual arts centre. Spanning 2,416m², the two-storey centre will house gallery space, classrooms and offices for the art and history faculty. The centre will be clad in a thin la

The University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US has announced plans to build a new $12.5m visual arts centre.

Spanning 2,416m², the two-storey centre will house gallery space, classrooms and offices for the art and history faculty.

The centre will be clad in a thin layer of silvery zinc, with a second storey cantilevered over the first at an angle.

The university has raised about $7.5m in private donations for the centre.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2012, reports Gadsden Times.