Oxford Preservation Trust Award, New Buildings

Kendrew Quadrangle, St John's College, Oxford | MJP Architects

The Kendrew Quadrangle is the latest development at St John's College utilising space to the north of the main college buildings, responding to the surroundings, and bringing together art and architecture in an outstanding way. The colleage continues to give thought to its contribution to a wider Oxford outside its grounds. Glimpses of the buildings from St. Giles and Museum Road add to their streetscapes, tempting, tantalising, and enlivening the spaces. The standard of design and craftsmanship sets the bar for 21st century college architeture at the very highest level and is something of which all Oxford can be proud. The commitment the College shows by allowing increased public access to the grounds is to be applauded. 

Source: Oxford Preservation