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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Cambridge Buildings. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Cambridgeshire. Our focus is on contemporary buildings in Great Brtiain.

We have 5 pages of Cambridge Architecture selections.

Cambridge Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Cambridge Buildings : A-D

Cambridge Building Developments : E-I

Cambridge Architecture Developments : J-N

Cambridge Building Designs : O-Z

Cambridge Architecture – Introduction

Cambridge is famous for its old and distinguished University. Like its twin city Oxford it has much brilliant historic and contemporary architecture. Cambridge is set on the River Cam and many of the colleges back onto gardens along the river, called The Backs, giving Cambridge a lot of its charm. Each college competes against the other to attain better and more beautiful architecture. Famous architects with buildings here include Norman Foster, Leslie Martin and Ted Cullinan.

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Cambridge Architecture. Buildings are mostly located in the colleges. We aim to include Cambridge buildings / projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

Cambridge Architecture Walking Tours
Cambridge School of Architecture
photograph : David Butler
Cambridge Architecture Walking Tours – launched by e-architect

Latest Cambridge Building Designs

Cambridge Mosque
Marks Barfield Architects
Cambridge Mosque Building
image from architects

Cambridge Mosque – 28 Nov 2011
The proposed mosque building will allow the downsizing of the existing overcrowded facility, housed in a former chapel on Mawson Road, which is no longer physically capable of accommodating Cambridge’s growing Muslim community. Visitors will be able to experience a gradual transition, through a garden, a covered portico, and an atrium, into the main prayer hall which is oriented towards Mecca. The building will be naturally lit and create an overall impression of calm, stillness, stability, quiet and focus.

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge Botanic Garden
Stanton Williams
Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge
image : Nigel Luckhurst

Sainsbury Laboratory. 4 May 2011
This building, a major new plant science research centre in Cambridge by architects Stanton Williams, has won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2012 for the best building of the year. The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize, awarded to the architects of the best new European building built or designed in the UK. Set within the University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens the low-rise, collonaded stone and glass building is carefully designed to complement its Grade II listed garden setting. The architects have created an exceptionally stimulating work environment, reinterpreting the tradition of the monastic cloister and collegiate court.

Ten Key Cambridge Buildings

Cambridge Architecture Designs, chronological:

1. Kings College Chapel
1446-1515
various architects / masons

2. Queens’ College – Old Court & Cloister Court
1448-1540
various architects

3. Emmanuel College – Chapel Building
1674
Christopher Wren, Architect

4. Downing College – Wilkins buildings
1820
William Wilkins, Architect

5. Fitzwilliam Museum Buildings
1841
George Basevi, Architect

6. St John’s College – Cripps Building
1967
Powell & Moya Architects

7. Faculty of History
1968
James Stirling, Architect

8. Queens’ College – Cripps Court
1980
Powell & Moya Architects

9. Robinson College Buildings
1980
Gillespie Kidd & Coia

10. Centre for Mathematical Sciences
2003
Edward Cullinan Architects

Other important buildings include the first Cambridge college, Peterhouse, the Senate House and Trinity College’s Great Court

Cambridge Building News

Cambridge Architecture

Key Cambridge Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Accordia Housing, Brooklands Avenue
various Architects
accordia development
photo © Adrian Welch

Accordia Housing
Cambridge University Dept of Architecture
Mole Architects
Cambridge School of Architecture
photograph : David Butler

Cambridge School of Architecture
Churchill College – original buildings
Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners
Churchill College
image : Isabelle Lomholt

Churchill College Storey’s Way
Downing College buildings
William Wilkins; Quinlan Terry, architect
Downing College
photograph © AW

Downing College Buildings, Regent Street
Emmanuel College Chapel, St Andrew’s St
Christopher Wren, Architect
Emmanuel College
picture © Adrian Welch

Emmanuel College Buildings
Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
James Stirling, Architect
History Faculty Cambridge
photo © AW

History Faculty Cambridge Sidgwick Site
Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street
George Basevi
Fitzwilliam Museum
photograph : Isabelle Lomholt

Fitzwilliam Museum Building
Queens’ College Old Court & Cloister Court
various architects
Queens College Cambridge building
image : Isabelle Lomholt

Queens College Cambridge building
Robinson College Buildings
Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Robinson College Cambridge
picture © AW

Robinson College Buildings, Grange Rd
St John’s College Buildings
Rickman & Hutchison
St Johns College Cambridge
picture © Adrian Welch

St Johns College, off St John’s Street

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Cambridge Museum of Zoology architects : John McAslan + Partners

Cambridge University building
Faculty of English Building
image © AW

Travel Lodge Cambridge

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