Watch this timelapse footage of the building of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University
Oxford University has released this short film of the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford.
Named after controversial Russian oligarch Leonard Blavatnik, who has funded the project, the ‘stacked’ semi-circular scheme is expected to be completed later this year.
Last week the £75 million donation to the university by Blavatnik was criticised in a letter to the Guardian by academics and Russian dissidents who accuse the university of ‘selling its reputation’.
The £30 million school is being built on Walton Street next to St Paul’s church inside the University’s Rafael Vinoly-masterplanned Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site.