Worcester College Oxford
We were shortlisted in an international RIBA competition to develop designs for a new arts & lecture theatre, together with restaurant and college kitchens, for Worcester College Oxford. The confined, very sensitive site encompasses a narrow strip of land between two Grade I listed college buildings.
The structure and form of the proposed new building is a direct response to the varied and complex constraints of the site and brief. Underpinning the proposal is the idea of a sequence of connected public and back of house spaces that extend and form new internal and external routes through the site. These help embed the new building into the College fabric and landscape. Internally, a generous lecture/arts theatre occupies a distinctive roof space, and cantilevers out over a new glazed entrance looking out onto the college gardens.