RIBA South Award

Ruskin School of Art, Oxford | Spratley Studios

This is a building that belongs in its place. It has a confident and crafted exterior with careful attention to detailing without any fuss. The context is industrial and this building fits in perfectly, engaging with its community. 

This is a flexible building that works well for the students who need to be able to explore and experiment with their artistic skills. In between the academic years, new students will have opportunities to change the space internally: lights are on tracks and the studios can be remodelled accordingly, allowing for flexibility of use. Exposed services run along the ceiling, accentuating the industrial feel.

Source: RIBA