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St John’s College Buildings, Cambridge, southeast England

Historic Collegiate Buildings, southeast England, UK

St John’s College Buildings Cambridge

New Court
The Backs, off St John’s St
Date built: 1825-31
Design: Rickman & Hutchison
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Old buildings west of Cam: Gothic screen of South range

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Bridge of Sighs
Third Court, The Backs, off St John’s St
1831
Henry Hutchison
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photo © Adrian Welch
Iconic piece of architecture over River Cam, evoking Venice

Edward Cullinan building
Chapel Court, off St John’s St
1990-94
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St John’s College Library: typical Edward Cullinan building with its soft use of postmodernism and contextual style, here in its similar brick colour and use of stone mouldings and architraves. Yet this architecture is clearly modern and the spiral lantern at the top pretty striking. Another Ted Cullinan building in Cambridge is the Faculty of Divinity (two projects below this one).

Cripps Building
The Backs, off Northampton St
1963-67
Powell & Moya Architects
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St John’s College – Cripps Building architects : Powell & Moya

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Queens’ College – Cripps Court
The Backs, off Silver St
1972-80
Powell & Moya Architects
Cripps Court Cambridge
picture © Adrian Welch
This is a masterful piece of Cambridge architecture, using the same crisp white articulation of facades as their St John’s College buildings. Like Casson & Conder’s Sidgwick building Powell & Moya have set accommodation above the pedestrian a la Le Corbusier.

An attempt to continue the Powell & Moya architecture to the west was undertaken by current Cambridge architects, Bland, Brown & Cole in 1989 – Queens’ College Lyon Court.

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St John’s College Library by Edward Cullinan featured in AR 1166

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