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St Cross College Oxford : Design Competition

Higher Education Building Contest England, UK – Shortlisted Architects

12 Nov 2012

St Cross College Design Competition

Niall McLaughlin Architects win St Cross College Competition

The architects beat Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects and Walters and Cohen in this invited design competition.

Niall McLaughlin Architects

14 Jun 2012

St Cross College

Shortlist Announced for St Cross College, Oxford Design Competition

Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the private, invited design competition for St Cross College, Oxford. The selected teams will now be asked to develop concept designs which complete the College’s exceptional site on St Giles, adjacent to the Grade II listed Pusey House.

The St Cross College Building Committee, advised by MRC and the Oxford University Estates Directorate, selected four practices to work on the project.

These are:

– Niall McLaughlin Architects
– Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects
– Walters and Cohen
– Wilkinson Eyre Architects

The College has deliberately sought a range of talent and experience. Each firm brings different strengths and expertise to the project.

The shortlisted teams have been given the rare opportunity to finish a tucked-away and much-loved space in central Oxford. They will create a new design to complete two sides of the College’s West Quadrangle. The brief calls for a new building which ‘should seem a natural companion and complement to the existing buildings, enhancing them, the garden and the surrounding townscape.’ It concludes that, ‘In whole and in detail this should be a scheme which provides continuing satisfaction and unexpected moments of delight.’

St Cross provides its international graduate community with the opportunity to live and work in an inter-disciplinary environment, which spans and integrates the arts and sciences. The new design will provide additional accommodation, continuing the ancient college tradition of living and studying around peaceful communal outdoor spaces.

The winning team will be announced in Autumn 2012.

St Cross College Oxford information from Malcolm Reading Consultants


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