The Heart is the first space that visitors encounter when they arrive at the Penryn Campus occupied by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter. The Heart provides a beautiful gateway, housing the campus reception and shop. APG Architecture was responsible for the design of the Heart which rises to a dynamic point on a true North Axis to form a sundial with points picked up across The Heart space. Materials incorporated in the construction include bronze, inspired by Cornwall’s mining heritage and slate/stone cladding to reflect the Cornish coastline. The Heart provides a sustainable environment through responsible sourcing, high levels of insulation, solar gain management and the use of natural light and ventilation.