New Library, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

In the heart of ancient Oxford, the new library and archive building is surrounded by history. At the very centre of the scheme is the Grade 1 listed 16th century library, which now links into the new facilities, via a bridge between the old and new. This substantial building was constructed on top of a medieval Grade 1 stone wall, close to Christchurch Cathedral and the renowned Dean’s Garden, which contains Alice’s Tree and is one of the few Oxford college buildings in recent years to create a new public façade in central Oxford.
 
2015 / Planning Permission
"To be described as bold, exciting, refreshing, laudably brave are epithets that are hard won and worthy of pride."
- Professor Richard Carwardine, President Corpus Christi College