RIBA East Award

Cowan Court, Churchill College, Cambridge | 6a Architects

This new hall of residence captures much of the ethos behind the original design for Churchill College but gives us a bold and extremely well thought through contemporary interpretation of it.

A courtyard of similar proportions and scale to the existing residential courtyards is given a distinctive twist. All rooms are on the outside of the building, making the most of views and avoiding internal overlooking. However what makes the interiors distinctive is the exploitation of the timber construction which is a further reference to the expressive concrete structure of the original buildings.

Source: RIBA Journal