College Hub shortlisted for RIBA South Regional Award

21 March 2018

Our new café and common room has been named as one of 12 projects shortlisted for an RIBA Regional Award in the South of England.

The College Hub is the cultural and social heart of our college.  Designed by award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the Hub is the University of Oxford’s first Passivhaus certified project. The building has been designed to have a very small environmental impact but a large social impact for the College.

The building’s character aspires to be calm, confident and enduring. Its architectural appearance is inspired by the confluence of garden walls; with soft red brick laid to an English garden bond in response to nearby original walls. The metal frieze above these walls refers to Victorian garden architecture with a pattern suggesting a foliate canopy and becomes a filigree the south terrace.

James Robinson, RIBA Regional Director said of the shortlist:“We have a very strong shortlist of buildings for the RIBA Regional Awards in the South and South East this year. The standard and variety of the entries is high; from private houses to the larger public and institutional buildings.

“The shortlist also demonstrates the fantastic amount of design talent in the region, in practices both large and small, local and working nationally or indeed, internationally.

“The region has an amazing architectural heritage with buildings that have the capacity to amaze, inspire and improve our quality of life. This year’s RIBA Regional Awards shortlist in the South and South East show that they are still being built.”

All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winning buildings announced at an awards evening and reception on Thursday 17 May.