University College Oxford Student Accommodation
This new student accommodation project forms part of a larger programme of work to develop a masterplan for University College’s residential annex in north Oxford.
The student housing project is on the site of a Victorian residential home and will comprise 30 units arranged within six pavilions around a central courtyard. Our proposal is a departure from typical student housing and instead offers accommodation on a friendly, domestic scale the provides a pleasant living environment for students. The low rise layout also responds to the project’s setting within the North Oxford Suburb Conservation Area.
Each pavilion can be paired into four, five and six-bedroom units containing private bedrooms and studies alongside communal living and recreation space. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and generous storage space, with some units designed to offer accommodation for postgraduate students with children or fellows with their families.
The Architects Journal – 27th October 2014