Blavatnik School of Government / Herzog & de Meuron

03:00 - 8 March, 2016
Blavatnik School of Government / Herzog & de Meuron, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Woodstock Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6GG, UK
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in Charge)
  • Area

    9800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Oxford Unveils 5 Proposals Seeking to Overhaul St Hilda's College

12:00 - 28 January, 2016
Oxford Unveils 5 Proposals Seeking to Overhaul St Hilda's College, Tim Ronalds Architects. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants
Tim Ronalds Architects. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

Oxford University has released five shortlisted proposals to overhaul and extend its St Hilda's College. Part of the invited competition Redefining St Hilda's, the concepts are designed to expand student and Fellow accommodation, while providing new social and teaching spaces, Middle Common Room, Porters' Lodge and entrance for the college. 

“We are keenly aware of the legacy we give to future generations as well as the opportunity to enhance Oxford itself. This initiative is all about reimagining this beautiful site and creating an academic environment which is pleasing and satisfying to use, and which enables the College to flourish over the next hundred years,” says St Hilda’s College Principal, Professor Sir Gordon Duff.

Read on for a glance at the five shortlisted proposals...

Zaha Hadid's Investcorp Building Honored with Oxford Preservation Trust Award

14:00 - 5 November, 2015
Zaha Hadid's Investcorp Building Honored with Oxford Preservation Trust Award, The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Luke Hayes
The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Luke Hayes

Since 1957, the Middle East Center at St. Antony's College has been the University of Oxford's facility for research and teaching on the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey. Over the years, the center's world-class archive has grown exponentially, leading to the commission of Zaha Hadid Architects to expand its facility; the recently completed Investcorp Building doubled the center's library and archive space, while delicately integrating a new 117-seat lecture theater into the college's restricted site. 

Honoring its success and "vital role" in the community, the Investcorp Building has been selected as a winner in the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards' New Building category - now in its 38th year. 

Semi-detached / Delvendahl Martin Architects

09:00 - 16 October, 2015
Semi-detached / Delvendahl Martin Architects, © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker

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The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects

12:00 - 31 May, 2015
The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Luke Hayes
© Luke Hayes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint Antony's College, University of Oxford, Saint Antony's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6JF, UK
  • Design

  • Project Director

    Jim Heverin
  • Project Associates

    Johannes Hoffmann; Ken Bostock
  • Project Architect

    Alex Bilton
  • Area

    1127.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

01:00 - 22 October, 2014
Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects, © Julian Abrams
© Julian Abrams
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • Design Team

    Chris Wilkinson, Andrew Walsh
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Julian Abrams, Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Make Architects Reveal Big Data Institute for University of Oxford

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Make Architects Reveal Big Data Institute for University of Oxford , Northern Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Make Architects, rendering by Caravan Images
Northern Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Make Architects, rendering by Caravan Images

Make Architects have just received planning permission to build a world-class institute devoted to research and processing of health-related data on Oxford University's Old Road Campus. The Big Data Institute (BDI) will be built adjacent to two other Make-designed buildings: The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the NDM Research Building. The BDI will be London-based Make Architects' fifth building on Oxford's Old Road Campus.

Wondering what's inside? Find out more after the break.

University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / Rafael Viñoly Architects

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / Rafael Viñoly Architects, © Will Pryce
© Will Pryce
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Saint Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB, UK
  • Area

    24400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building / Design Engine

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building / Design Engine, © Nick Kane
© Nick Kane
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oxford Brookes University - Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 0BP, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard Jobson
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Design Competition for James Stirling's Florey Building

01:00 - 5 September, 2013
Design Competition for James Stirling's Florey Building, View showing the raised glass facade wrapping the social courtyard / © James Brittain
View showing the raised glass facade wrapping the social courtyard / © James Brittain

The Queen’s College, Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the Florey Design Competition. The College seeks a dedicated team to restore and add new facilities to James Stirling’s modernist masterpiece, The Florey building, which is Grade II listed.

Oriel College Design Competition Shortlist Announced

00:00 - 5 August, 2013
Oriel College Design Competition Shortlist Announced, Front Quad Elevation / © MRC 300 dpi 30cm x 20cm
Front Quad Elevation / © MRC 300 dpi 30cm x 20cm

Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) recently announced the results of the first stage of the design competition to re-program and re-design Oriel College, Oxford’s social spaces. The shortlist, a fascinating cross-section of British architectural talent ranging from the contextual to the contemporary, is made-up of established practices with extensive portfolios. More than sixty teams submitted Expressions of Interest for the competition, which was launched in late June. The shortlisted teams include: AL_A, Allies and MorrisonCaruso St John ArchitectsPanter Hudspith Architects, and Wright & Wright Architects. More images and information after the break.

St Antony’s College / Bennetts Associates Architects

01:00 - 7 June, 2013
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© Hufton + Crow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, UK
  • Engineer

    Buro Happold
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Northcroft
  • Contractor

    Kingerlee
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Student Accommodation, Somerville College / Níall McLaughlin Architects

00:00 - 20 December, 2012
Student Accommodation, Somerville College / Níall McLaughlin Architects, © Nick Kane
© Nick Kane

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Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford

13:00 - 26 November, 2011
Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects
Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects

Alison Brooks Architects  has won the competition to design a `third quad´ for Exeter College at Oxford University.  The “third quadrangle” is just a ten minute walk from the historic 700-year-old Turl Street campus in the heart of Oxford.

More on this project after the break.

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AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling

01:00 - 2 September, 2011
AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling

AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling +10

The Queen's College Florey building is the third and last building of  “The Red Trilogy” (the Leicester Engineering Faculty building and the Cambridge History Faculty building being the first two) designed by James Stirling, solidifying him as an irreplaceable facet in modern Architecture.

University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / RVA

09:00 - 26 August, 2011

RVA

Rafael Viñoly Architects have just announced the official groundbreaking of their Math Institute at the University of Oxford.  Prior to the project, Oxford’s mathematics department was scattered across the University in different locations.  RVA was commissioned to provide a design solution that provided a centralized building for the entire department, to create a balanced environment for academics’ need for privacy with the increasing importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.  

More about the design after the break.

AD Classics: Miami University Art Museum / SOM

01:00 - 25 March, 2011
AD Classics: Miami University Art Museum / SOM, © SOM | © Abby Sadin
© SOM | © Abby Sadin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oxford, Ohio
  • Architect

    SOM
  • Design Team

    Richard Lenke, Walter A. Netsch, Donald Ohlson, Craig W. Hartman
  • References

    SOM
  • Project Year

    1979
  • Photographs

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