University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia is present in Norwich, United Kingdom. This university was found in the year 1963, and also is a founder-member of the 1994 Group of research-oriented universities. Reputed features of this university include the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts to accommodate the art collection of Sir Robert and Lady Lisa Sainsbury which was designed by Norman Foster, Earlham Hall which is home to Norwich Law School and “Sportspark”, a multi-sports facilities built in the year 2001. Education in UK is highly regarded and so is this university.
This university was established in the “University Village” which is present on the other side of Earlham Road.
Frank Thistlethwaite, the first vice-chancellor, had approached Denys Lasdun, a supporter of the “New Brutalist” trend in architecture in the year 1961, to create designs for the permanent campus of this university. Then they chose the site on the south side of Earlham Road. This land, previously part of the Earlham Hall estate was occupied by a golf course, at that point in time. Lasdun revealed a model and an outline plan at a press conference in 1963, but it took one more year to create detailed plans that diverged significantly from the model. The first buildings did not open until the later part of 1966.