Great British Buildings Tour: Ash Court, Girton College, Cambridge

Join us for a celebratory evening hosted by Girton College. Starting with a drinks reception in the library, there will be an illustrated talk and tour of Ash Court by the award winning Allies and Morrison architects and an additional tour of the previous award winning Duke building by Ms Frances Gandy MA, MCLIP, Girton College.

Date

September 30 2014 • 6.00pm
to 7.15pm

Contact

Delyth Turner-Harriss 01223 566285 delyth.turner-harriss@riba.org

venue

The Library, Girton College, Huntingdon Road CB3 0JG, Cambridge

Tickets

Adults: £10.00 (inc VAT)
Concessions: Students: £6.00 (inc VAT)
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Tickets

Adults: £10.00 (inc VAT)
Concessions: Students: £6.00 (inc VAT)

Two key themes define Ash Court: First, the building seeks to extend and reinforce - in a contemporary manner - Girton’s unique architectural language, and second, it is one of the most energy efficient student accommodation buildings in the UK.  The new wing provides 50 en-suite study bedrooms, including six accessible rooms and six kitchens. The project also establishes a sports hub in Ash Court with a new swimming pool, gym rooms, changing facilities and a squash court.

The duke building won an RIBA Award in 2006.  Described as an extraordinarily difficult piece of integration into a Neo-gothic setting, the building has an uncompromisingly modern style.  It provides a permanent home for the Girton College Archive collection. 

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