By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Alison Brooks wins Oxford college contest

Alison Brooks Architects has won the invited competition to design a ‘third quad’ for Exeter College at the University of Oxford

The practice saw off finalists Eric Parry Architects, Haworth Tompkins, Wright & Wright and a collaboration between Richard Sundberg Architects and Berman Guedes Stretton Architects in the contest organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants.

The brief called for a £11-14 million overhaul of the college’s new Walton Street site, formerly owned by Ruskin College. It will house 100 study-bedrooms, fellows’ study rooms, theatres and public areas, with space for 120 bicycles.

Winner: Alison Brooks Architects' Exeter College scheme in Oxford

Winner: Alison Brooks Architects’ Exeter College scheme in Oxford

Malcolm Reading said: ‘[The practice] shares the college’s vision and has a fresh eye, a passion for quality in materials and craftsmanship, a delight in place-making and a unique style.’

Work is expected to start on site in late 2012 and complete by September 2014.

 

Oxford’s big-name commissions

Map: Oxford’s big-name commissions

Map: Oxford’s big-name commissions

 

1. Exeter College, Alison Brooks Architects

Winner: Alison Brooks Architects' Exeter College scheme in Oxford

Winner: Alison Brooks Architects’ Exeter College scheme in Oxford


Scheme: £14 million Walton Street development Client: Exeter College, Oxford; Status: Start on site 2012; Completion: 2014

 
2. Blavatnik School of Government, Herzog & de Meuron
Scheme: £30 million politics faculty; Client: University of Oxford; Status: Pre-planning; Completion: 2015

 
3. Mathematical Institute, Rafael Viñoly Architects

3. Mathematical Institute, Rafael Viñoly Architects

3. Mathematical Institute, Rafael Viñoly Architects


Scheme: £70 million maths faculty; Client: University of Oxford; Status: Planning approved, on site; Completion: 2013

 
4. Humanities Building and Library, Bennetts Associates

4. Humanities Building and Library, Bennetts Associates

4. Humanities Building and Library, Bennetts Associates


Scheme: £90 million humanities centre; Client: University of Oxford;Status: Planning approved, start date TBA

 
5. Jericho Health Centre, Hawkins\Brown

5. Jericho Health Centre, Hawkins\Brown

5. Jericho Health Centre, Hawkins\Brown


Scheme: £7.5 million health centre and offices; Client: University of Oxford; Status: Planning approved; Completion: 2012

 
6. Worcester College extension, Rick Mather Architects

6. Worcester College extension, Rick Mather Architects

6. Worcester College extension, Rick Mather Architects


Scheme: New lecture theatre and kitchens; Client: Worcester College, Oxford; Status: Pre-planning; Completion: 2014

 
7. St Antony’s College Middle East Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects

7. St Antony’s College Middle East Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects

7. St Antony’s College Middle East Centre, Zaha Hadid Architects


Scheme: 1,200m2 extension; Client: St Antony’s College, Oxford; Status: Planning approved, start on site 2012

 
8. St Anne’s College library, Fletcher Priest Architects

8. St Anne’s College library, Fletcher Priest Architects

8. St Anne’s College library, Fletcher Priest Architects


Scheme: £10 million library; Client: St Anne’s College, Oxford; Status: Planning approved; Completion: 2013/2014

 
9. Chemistry Oxford, FJMT

9. Chemistry Oxford, FJMT

9. Chemistry Oxford, FJMT


Scheme: £170 million laboratory complex; Client: University of Oxford; Status: Planning approved

 

10. Clarendon Laboratory 2, Hawkins\Brown

10. Clarendon Laboratory 2, Hawkins\Brown

10. Clarendon Laboratory 2, Hawkins\Brown


Scheme: £34 million physics laboratory; Client: University of Oxford; Status: Planning approved


11. Keble College extension, Rick Mather Architects
Scheme: £50 million Acland campus; Client: Keble College Oxford; Status: Planning approved

 

 

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters