Use of cookies We use cookies to improve your experience. By using you agree to our terms of use and use of cookies
Bonn Square, Oxford RIBA Competition

Bonn Square

Graeme Massie Architects © ​Dave Stewart
Competition | Past

​Bonn Square

The objective was to transform Bonn Square, a historic city square, which had fractured spatial character and low overall quality, into a high quality contemporary city square.

Open Infrastructure

Designed by Graeme Massie Architects, Bonn Square is now a flexible, events space which provides a safe and accessible venue.

The project has completely changed the character of the square and is a flexible, events space which is an accessible venue for both formal and informal civic events. As the flagship project in the redevelopment of Oxford's west end, Bonn Square acts as a catalyst for further regeneration.

Fiona Bartholomew, Principal Planning Officer, Oxford City Council said:

'We wanted to refurbish a badly run-down visually fragmented public square in Oxford city centre. It was a considerable design challenge and a design competition was felt to be an ideal way to draw on a wide range of ideas and expertise. The RIBA gave a superb, professional service which was excellent value for money.'

  • Winner - Landscape Award - Scottish Design Awards 2010
keyboard_arrow_up To top