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RIBA East Great British Buildings Talks and Tours: Dorothy Garrod Building,...

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Newnham College

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Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear more about this RIBA Award winning building from the architect who designed it.

As part of this series of events showcasing 2019's Award winners, Walters & Cohen A
rchitects are giving a talk and tour of The Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College.

Initially the architects were asked to reflect on the overall layout and planning of the college grounds, their analysis of the site led them to question the initial brief, and to look at an alternative location for the new building. This was inspired advice. The new building added an element that completed the college’s enclosure.

Creating a new spine through the college, starting with a delightful, small enclosed garden space at the interface, there is also a strong visual connection to the new main courtyard at the junction with the existing college buildings which facilitates the integration of new and old.

The new building itself is both practical and elegant, drawing inspiration from its well-crafted predecessors. A subtly resonant feel is achieved, in tune with the century-old neighbouring buildings without directly referencing them. The development provides student rooms, teaching spaces, a café and a rooftop gym, giving memorable views across the college buildings and grounds.

This scheme has won a RIBA Regional Award and the RIBA East Building of the Year 2019.

‘Profound and multiple connections between the past and the future are very carefully conceived and highly impressive.’ Award Jury

Tuesday 22 October 2019 4.00pm registration, 4.30pm – 5.30pm tour.

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