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

RIBA National Award 2016
RIBA South Award 2016
WAF - Higher Education & Research Award 2016
Oxford Preservation Trust New Building Award 2015

Eckersley O’Callaghan was the Facade Consultant for St Antony’s College, Oxford, during the construction of a new extension to the Middle East Centre building.

On behalf of the college, our role was to provide compliance monitoring over the design and build construction team through final contractor design, fabrication and installation.

The building doubles the space available for their library and archive, and also provides additional study space and a new 117-seat auditorium.

It 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.

Location
St Antony’s College, Oxford, UK

Client
St Antony’s College

Architect
Zaha Hadid Architects