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
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
Darwin College Addition architects : 5th Studio
Adjacent buildings to Darwin College:
Queens’ College – Cripps Court, The Backs, off Silver St
Powell & Moya Architects
photo © Adrian Welch
Darwin College Study Centre won a RIBA Award in 1994
Address: Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EU
To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
Cambridge Architecture Design – chronological list
Cambridge Walking Tours : city walks by e-architect
Cambridge University Department of Architecture Extension
Design: Mole Architects
photograph : David Butler
Cambridge University School of Architecture
Darwin College Cambridge: Photos © Adrian Welch
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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