Education, Higher Education, Student Accommodation

Kendrew Quadrangle, St John’s College, Oxford

Client
St John’s College
Location
Oxford
Architect
MJP Architects
Date
2010
Image Credit
Peter Durant
Awards
RIBA Award 2011
Civic Trust Award 2012
David Steel Sustainable Building Award - Best Large Non-Residential Development 2012
Dedalo Minosse Award, Commendation 2011
Oxford Preservation Trust Award 2011

This new college quad provided 70 student rooms, library and archive, café, function room, gym, seminar and teaching rooms. The brief was for an exemplar in low energy and sustainable design, which was achieved through Passive House levels of insulation, heat recovery ventilation, low energy lighting, and rainwater harvesting. Four renewable technologies were adopted – solar thermal, PV (photovoltaics), ground source cooling and biomass heating.

(Michael Popper at Michael Popper Associates)