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Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford

Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford
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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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The new building will provide housing for 100 students, a lecture hall, teaching rooms, social spaces and study facilities that will accomodate both undergraduate and graduate students. Two new courtyards provide the center for the scheme, which are connected by an ambulatory.  It connects Exeter College’s public and courtyard spaces with cloisters, amphitheater staircases, landings, garden walks and places for gathering.

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Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects

In the center of the S-shaped plan will be the Quad’s social heart, which will open onto both courtyards at various levels.  The all-embracing curved roof encompasses the “scholarly home” and gives the Quad a profile identifiable on Oxford’s skyline.

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Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford" 26 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/187150/alison-brooks-architects-wins-competition-for-exeter-college-oxford/> ISSN 0719-8884
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