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MJP focuses on beech life at St John’s [Kendrew Quadrangle]

MJP Architects has completed the four-storey Kendrew Quadrangle for St John’s College, Oxford

Building Design 10 December 2010, p.1

It is the third building MJP has designed for the college. Its Garden Quadrangle and Senior Common Room both won several prizes.

Kendrew Quadrangle’s design was informed by its surroundings, which include several listed buildings and walls and an ancient beech tree in the centre of the quad.

The 6,000sq m horseshoe building contains 80 en-suite student rooms, six small flats for college fellows, a law library, archive and a number of teaching rooms. At the heart of the scheme is a café in a double-height glass box.