Education

Mass Timber Planning Permission Success Homerton College

Planning permission has been granted for our net zero carbon Homerton College, Cambridge Entrance Building.

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Planning permission has been granted for our net zero carbon Homerton College, Cambridge Entrance Building.

Alison Brooks Architects’ scheme is inspired by the Homerton College campus, its architectural eclecticism and its Arts & Crafts legacy. In the tradition of the Arts & Crafts house, a sheltering and protective Verandah makes a clear gesture of welcome toward the Hills Road approach.

Key to our design is an expressed timber frame and its inherent sequestered carbon. Timber proved appropriate for this pavilion-like entrance building; limited beam spans lead to a very rational structural grid and a pure overall form. Glulam columns, beams and ribbed CLT floorplates will create an environment of primarily warm, natural materials that will enhance this building’s acoustic, tactile and olfactory qualities.

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Cohen Quadrangle Wins RIBA South Building of the Year Exeter College Cohen Quad Fitzhugh Auditorium

We are honored to announce that the Cohen Quadrangle for Exeter College Oxford has been awarded RIBA South Building of the Year from a very strong list of 2022 RIBA South Award winners.

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We are honored to announce that the Cohen Quadrangle for Exeter College Oxford has been awarded RIBA South Building of the Year from a very strong list of 2022 RIBA South Award winners.

The RIBA commented that, ‘(the) Cohen Quadrangle is an S-shaped building that succeeds in accommodating a very complex brief on a constrained site in a conservation context, and it does so with ambition and vigour.’

We congratulate our Client, Exeter College, and everyone involved in the making of this exceptional building. Conceived as a place of gathering, the scholarly home will serve the College’s undergraduate, graduate and teaching communities for generations.

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Alison Brooks Architects shortlisted for LSE’s new Global Hub

Alison Brooks Architects, with Studio Contra based in Nigeria, have been shortlisted from over 100 international expressions of interest to design the final ‘set piece’ academic building for the London School of Economics.

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Alison Brooks Architects, with Studio Contra based in Nigeria, have been shortlisted from over 100 international expressions of interest to design the final ‘set piece’ academic building for the London School of Economics.

The new 12,540 square-metre academic building will house the Firoz Lalji Global Hub and will feature various mixed-use spaces.

Cindy Walters, who is acting as RIBA architect adviser the the LSE, said: ‘The shortlist is a rich and balanced mix of extraordinary talent, who have all placed environmental sustainability front and centre of their aspirations for the project. the selection process has been rigorous and inclusive and reflects the ambition of the exceptional client that the LSE has become.’

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