Greenland Library, Oxford

Shapes the space with effortless beauty

Greenland Library, Oxford.
Greenland Library, Oxford. Credit: Lance McNulty

South RIBA Regional Award 2019

Lee/Fitzgerald Architects for Brasenose College
Contract value: £1.9m
GIA: 480m²
Cost per m²: £3,958 
 
A delightful, respectful restoration that reveals the inherent splendour of the Greenland Library, gifting it a new multi-use space through the reworking of the ground floor cloisters. It also has a renewed sense of entrance arising from the relandscaping of the Deerpark Quad. The process of stripping back the cloisters and lowering the floor, to the newly identified grave tops, lends a continued sense of history. Foldaway bookcases allow for both study and events and an immaculately crafted new stone staircase links cloister and main library. The design process has shaped the space with effortless beauty.
 
Regional Conservation Award
Regional Project Architect of the Year Tim Lee
  • Greenland Library, Oxford.
    Greenland Library, Oxford. Credit: Lance McNulty
  • Greenland Library, Oxford.
    Greenland Library, Oxford. Credit: Lance McNulty
  • Greenland Library, Oxford.
    Greenland Library, Oxford. Credit: Lance McNulty
  • Greenland Library, Oxford.
    Greenland Library, Oxford. Credit: Lance McNulty
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