RIBA Regional Awards 2014: South
Oxford Martin School
Berman Guedes Stretton for Oxford University Estates Services
This is a modest refurbishment for an institute that thinks big about the global issues of the day. The spaces for fellows to gather and study adapt the grade II-listed building imaginatively. A new disabled entrance inside the Sesame lift and clever retracting steps provide a playful and discreet solution to the previous lack of access. The modified gallery and new arrangement is imaginatively thought through.