Stelios Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford University

About The Project

Our design for this new centre, on a tight site between Blackfriars College and the Ashmolean Museum, made sense of the three listed buildings in which the faculty had been housed. It also gave the faculty a much needed formal entrance from the street. The cluster of structures at the back of the site were demolished to provide high quality modern research and teaching facilities, with the most significant parts of the listed building retained, to create one building taking up the whole site. The faculty now benefits from a light, airy building with flexible teaching spaces and a coherent plan organised around a central top-lit atrium. The atrium provides a communal heart to the building, joining old and new.

Data

Client

Oxford University

Value

£8.7m

Area

2313m2

Date

2007

Location

Oxford

Our Role

Architect And Lead Consultant

Stelios Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford University