Middle East Centre

Stainless steel-clad building with a complex, doubly curved form, large glazed end facades and interfaces with historic buildings


Oxford Preservation Trust

2015 New Building Award 

2016 RIBA South Award

St Antony’s College, Oxford

Zaha Hadid Architects

St Antony’s College, Oxford

EOC is employed by St Antony’s College as facade consultant for the construction of a new ‘Softbridge’ building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

On behalf of the College, EOC’s role was to provide compliance monitoring over the design and build construction team through final contractor design, fabrication and installation.

The building contains study space, a library, auditorium and archive and is clad in a complex facade with doubly curved stainless steel panels. Large glazed facades form the two ends of the building; these employ double-glazed units with custom frit patterns on multiple layers. The building interfaces with two historic buildings and makes a striking intervention to a traditional Oxford Quad.

Middle East Centre



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