Niall McLaughlin’s scheme was the unanimous choice of the Judging Panel, his proposal stood out because of the depth of understanding and inspiration it demonstrated from a strategic to a detailed level.
The elliptical shape with its two focal points on the altar and lectern is a brilliantly simple innovative response to the traditional ‘college’ configuration for a chapel. This simple idea is just part of an approach that is both poetic and technical.
Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course combine to make a thriving, vibrant single institution providing theological education and training for ministry. The new Chapel building is part of a major programme of expansion and consolidation of its buildings in order to meet the needs of ministerial formation and Christian education in the 21st century.
- RIBA Award 2013
- Wood Award 2013
- Civic Trust Award 2014