architects AL_A为Wadham学院牛津校区设计了两栋新楼：William Doo本科中心和Dr Lee Shau Kee大楼，已于今年四月投入使用。
Two new buildings, the William Doo Undergraduate Centre and the Dr Lee Shau Kee Building, designed by architects AL_A at the centre of Wadham College’s historic Oxford site will be inaugurated this month.
▼项目外观，external view of the project ©Hufton & Crow
Founded in 1610 by Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham, the College now comprises up to 250 graduate students and some 450 undergraduates. Wadham’s architectural heritage spans a variety of building styles from the classical Oxford Gothic of the original buildings to the new development by AL_A inaugurated in 2021.
▼新建筑与历史建筑和谐共存，harmonious coexistence of the new development and the historic buildings ©Hufton & Crow
▼立面细部，facade details ©Hufton & Crow
Amanda Levete, Principal, AL_A, said: “These two buildings are designed to radiate openness. Modest in scale, but high in aspiration, they express the liberal and egalitarian values of the College and create a sense of belonging for students and staff. Reflecting changes in the way students work and socialize, they are open and transparent, and use the life of the College to animate the buildings.”
The new buildings will create a state-of-the art Undergraduate Centre on the Wadham site, as well as an Access Centre to accommodate the increasing number of visiting school students attending access and outreach events such as summer schools and aspiration days. The Undergraduate Centre is a recognition of the huge importance of social spaces in today’s universities. The centre combines a junior common room, café and bar and beautiful daylit work areas. The Access Centre is an ambitious investment in the future. The building that prospective students will call home for three or four days at a time is designed to encourage pupils from all backgrounds to aspire to an Oxford education. On the ground floor is a suite of light-filled seminar rooms and a music room while the top floors contain student accommodation.
▼入口前的公共空间，public space in front of the entrance ©Hufton & Crow
▼室外咖啡厅和休息区，outdoor cafe and resting area ©Hufton & Crow
▼公共草坪，common lawn ©Hufton & Crow
Wadham学院管理人Ken Macdonald QC评价道：“两栋优秀的新建筑让我们的两大愿望成为现实：反映历史场地的优美，展现学校融入现代世界的决心和信心。William Doo本科中心和Dr Lee Shau Kee大楼形态优雅纯粹，延续了我们一贯坚持学习和美可以和谐共存的信念，这一点在学校现有的方院、草坪和花园上均有体现，而AL_A敏锐且富有技巧地捕捉到了这个特征。“
Warden of Wadham College, Ken Macdonald QC, commented: “These wonderful new buildings make real our twin desires: to reflect the beauty of our ancient site and to symbolise our College’s determination to engage with confidence in the promise of the modern world. The William Doo Undergraduate Centre and Dr Lee Shau Kee Building now stand as graceful and pure marks of our continuing belief in the harmony that exists between learning and beauty, which our quadrangles, lawns and gardens express so well, and which AL_A have captured with such skill and sensitivity.”
The development, built by Oxford based builders Beard, is part of Wadham’s Access to Excellence programme where students are supported at every step of their educational journey, from the moment they consider applying to University, through their time at Oxford and on into their careers.
▼在自然中学习、交流，study and communicate in the nature ©Hufton & Crow
▼灯光从通透的建筑中透出，light coming through the transparent building ©Hufton & Crow
▼夜景，night view ©Hufton & Crow
▼总平面图，site plan ©AL_A
▼底层平面图，ground floor plan ©AL_A
▼二层平面图，first floor plan ©AL_A
▼三层平面图，second floor plan ©AL_A
Structure & M&E Engineer: Arup
Lighting, Fire, Acoustics, Security, DDA: Arup
Project Manager: Bidwells
Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds
Planning Consultant: Turnberry
CDM Adviser: Ridge
Façade Engineer / Contractor: Eckersley O’Callaghan / Colorminium
Construction: Beard Construction
Landscape Designer: Churchman Thornhill Finch