Christs College Cambridge, Tertiary Education Architecture, Denys Lasdun Building, Photos

Christ’s College Cambridge Architecture

Traditional Cambridge College Buildings, England, UK ; New Court design by Architect Denys Lasdun

Christ’s College

Christ’s College – original building
South Court, St Andrew St
Dates built: 1505-11

Christs College Cambridge Historic Building
photo © Adrian Welch
South Court entry shown above

Christ’s College – King St building
King St
Date built: 1993
Architects Design Partnership
Christs College Cambridge Postmodern Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch
Postmodern shops with student accommodation above, overly fussy.

Key Sir Denys Lasdun buildings are the Royal National Theatre (1967-76) at the South Bank complex in London, the University of East Anglia, Norwich (1963-72) and the Royal College of Physicians, London (1960-64). Also by Denys Lasdun – Fitzwilliam College building.

Christ’s College – New Court
Stepped concrete building, 1966-70, by Denys Lasdun Architect lies in the hinterland of Christ’s College:
Christ's College New Court building by Denys Lasdun Architect
photo : By Alwikiuser – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5201711

The controversial tiered concrete New Court (also known as ‘the Typewriter’) was designed in the Modernist style by Sir Denys Lasdun. British architecture critic Hugh Pearman has stated, “Lasdun had big trouble relating to the street at the overhanging rear”.

Address: St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU, England, UK

Cambridge Architecture

Cambridge Architecture Design – chronological list

Cambridge Architecture Walking Tours : city walks by e-architect

Christ’s College New Court : Denys Lasdun Architect

Trinity College – Wolfson building
Ziggurat-like building in historic centre of Cambridge by Architects Co-partnership in 1972.

Cambridge Building

Cambridge Architect Studios

Cambridge Building News – Selection

Architects Design Partnership – other key Cambridge Building:
Trinity College – Wolfson building

Cambridge Architecture

Art Deco Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Bingo Hall, 1930 – Hobson St
Art Deco architecture – converted cinema opposite Christ’s College

Homerton College Competition
Homerton College Cambridge
photo courtesy wikimedia commons
Homerton College Cambridge Building Competition

Combined Colleges Boathouse in Cambridge
Design: R H Partnership Architects
Combined Colleges Boathouse
image from architects
Combined Colleges Boathouse Building

Christ’s College Cambridge Photos © Adrian Welch 2005

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