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Queen’s College Oxford : New Library Building

Underground Academic Building Proposal below Provost’s Garden, England, UK – design by Rick Mather Architects

19 Dec 2007

Queen’s College Oxford Library

Location: High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW, southern England, UK

Rick Mather Architects’ scheme for a new Library for The Queen’s College in Oxford receives planning permission.

New Library at Queen’s College Oxford

The new building will be built underground and sits underneath the College’s Provost’s Garden with links to the old Library.

The library will provide a new home for the College’s historic collections and have additional open access and reserve collections and double the number of reader spaces.

A sloping rooflight allows the reader space to be lit naturally and gives magnificent views up to the west elevation of the old library.

Queen's College Oxford Library
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Planning approval was granted last week and it is hoped that the building will go on site at the end of next year.

Amanda Saville, the College Librarian said:
“The College is confident that both its brief and the design proposed by Rick Mather Architects provide an elegant and sustainable solution that includes facilities which will bring Queen’s Library provision up to twenty first century standards.”

Queen’s College Oxford Library image / info from Rick Mather Architects, London, UK

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