FCB PLANS A STUDIED INTERVENTION IN OXFORD
Feilden Clegg Bradley's designs for this overhaul of an Oxford University college's student facilities have just been submitted for planning. The practice's masterplan for Kellogg College, which is located in a north Oxford conservation area, proposes the refurbishment of five Victorian villas and the creation of new 'social facilities' for college students and the wider community.
New modern limestone and glass pavilions - to house a 150-seat dining hall, a library, a lecture theatre and a resource centre - are arranged around the existing buildings to form a series of courtyard spaces. Project architect Hugo Marrack claimed the new build is 'fragmented using primary and elevated forms' and uses slate cladding to 'respond to its context'. He said the practice, which won an invited competition to work on the project in June 2004, had carried out 'an exercise in finding the right fit of modern insertion into a historically rich context'.