This is a confidently handled building, the result of a spatially generous brief and a setting that has allowed the new wing to complete the frame to the terraced landscape of an earlier project by the same architects. It also completes the civic space in front of Oxford station.
'Journey-staircases' both inside and out that take you up through the floors of the building to flowing terraces that look back over the landscaped gardens and the distinctive skyline of the city.
Each space in the building has its own defining character. It has achieved both a balance of geometrically ordered rooms with dynamic connecting spaces that turn the routes between the rooms into places that will encourage casual interaction with fellow students and staff.