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Multi-purpose Auditorium, Corpus Christi College RIBA Competition

Corpus Christi College

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Competition | Past

Corpus Christi College

The new building replaces the existing smaller music room. A skylight above the theatre gives views up to Christ Church Cathedral, and a large picture window opposite gives views back to the trees of the College gardens.

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Rick Mather Architects were selected as winners of the competition.

At the time of the competition launch in Spring 2006 the music room, built into the bastion of the city wall at Corpus Christi College, was no longer fit for purpose.

The music room, a key location for performance and academic and commercial conferences, provided valuable income to the College but had sadly become too small to provide the necessary space for the many functions hosted there.

The new building replaces the existing smaller music room and offers a practical solution that has a strong relationship with the garden. A skylight above the theatre gives views up to Christ Church Cathedral, and a large picture window opposite gives views back to the trees of the College gardens.

The new building is now called the Mohammed bin Issa Al Jaber Building.


Awards
  • RIBA Award 2010
  • Civic Trust Award 2011
  • Education Architect of the Year 2011
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