Darwin College Cambridge Building

Darwin College Cambridge, Silver Street Building, University Architecture, Photos

Darwin College, Cambridge : Building

Higher Education Buildings on the River Cam, southeast England, UK – design by Dixon Jones Architects

Darwin College Extension

off Silver St – The Backs
Date built: 1993-94
Design: Dixon Jones Architects
Darwin College
photo © Adrian Welch

Darwin College Library: View above from Laundress Green on The Backs

Darwin College Cambridge

Sweet little building perched on the edge of the Cam. The wood looks a bit weary (note gradation from grey below to original richness above) and seems discordant with context but works well with the rich beige brickwork. The balconies and stairs hanging off the facade are quaint to some and fiddly for others but a welcome antidote to much of the recent macho and monumental college architecture. The immediate relationship with the water is superb, feeling more Italian than ‘rules & regulation’ English.

Darwin College Extension : Dixon Jones Architects

Darwin College – addition / redevelopment
2006
5th Studio

Darwin College Addition architects : 5th Studio

Adjacent buildings to Darwin College:

Queens’ College – Cripps Court, The Backs, off Silver St
1972-80
Powell & Moya Architects
Queens' College Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch

Queens’ College

Queens’ College – Mathematical Bridge, River Cam, off Silver St
1749; rebuilt 1867 & 1902
W. Etheridge
Mathematical Bridge
photo © Adrian Welch

The Backs – Darwin College extension by Dixon.Jones in background
Darwin College Cambridge
photo © Adrian Welch

Darwin College Study Centre won a RIBA Award in 1994

Address: Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EU


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In 1966, the college also acquired the Hermitage (a house built in the nineteenth century on the west side of Newnham Grange) from St John’s College. Work to convert and extend the college’s buildings was funded by the founding colleges and through substantial donations from the Rayne Foundation.

In 1994, Darwin College completed construction of a new library and study centre along the side of the Granary. The centre is built on a narrow strip of land alongside the millpond in Cambridge, and uses a structure of green oak and lime mortar brickwork. The building uses high-level automatically opening windows and a chimney to control natural ventilation. The building has also been designed with special connections which could be tightened to account for the shrinkage.
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