Prestigious architectural accolade for Oxford Brookes
Thursday, 20 March 2014
The John Henry Brookes Building has been shortlisted for an award by the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA).
Alongside the Abercrombie Building, the
John Henry Brookes Building is up for a RIBA South award which champions and celebrates the best of British
The John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie
Buildings are designed to meet the University’s vision for a holistic approach
to enhancing the student experience.
Oxford Brookes’ campus redevelopment
provides an adaptable and flexible environment for a dynamic range of teaching
and learning spaces.
John Raftery, Pro Vice-Chancellor for
Student Experience, commented: “The John Henry Brookes Building will further
enhance the experience of those studying at the University and it is fantastic
to be recognised in this way by RIBA.
“For many decades RIBA has been a force
for good in showcasing high standards of architectural design. Together with
architects Design Engine, Oxford Brookes is proud to have been selected for
their 2014 shortlist.”
RIBA has been giving awards for buildings since
1966 with their award-winning schemes setting the standard for architecture across
The RIBA awards reflect changes in architectural
tastes, technology and aspirations. At their core is a commitment to the
understanding and enjoyment of buildings and spaces, while they continually set
and reward new standards in British architecture.
The shortlisted buildings are judged by
a panel that select winners on architectural excellence and regional winners
then have a chance for national award recognition.
Since opening in late February,
students have already made the John Henry Brookes Building their own.
With the Glass Tank Exhibition space in
the Abercrombie Extension and the Colonnade shops and cafe to open later in the
summer, Oxford Brookes’ campus redevelopment also provides fantastic
facilities for the wider community.
Further information on the John Henry
Brookes and Abercrombie Building is available on the Space to Think webpages. To
read more about the awards, visit the RIBA