University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
The site is located to the north east of Oxford Centre and within a 700m radius of the Carfax tower and within the University of Oxford science area.
Rectangular in plan, the site measures approximately 87m x 62m, orientated broadly north east by south west. The site sits to the easterly edge of the science area on a sharp bend where South Parks Road to the north meets Saint Cross Road to the east. The south of the site overlooks the University Club and the cricket pitch whilst to the west the site is bound by the Peter Medawar Building and Department of Pharmacology.
The adjacencies, relationships and flows between different groups and functions (teaching & research) must be interwoven with the building fabric and allow for easy collaboration. The services and structure must be adaptable to suit the changing demands of a modern science and research environment. This must be a highly functioning building but one that also enhances wellbeing and offers a sense of joy and wonder to the visitors and users. The building will deliver a positive transformation of the image of science at Oxford, opening up engagement with the public community and becoming a symbol of excellence and innovation worldwide.