13th March 2014

Avanti Architects have been selected as winners of a competition to redesign James Stirling’s iconic Florey Building of Queens College, Oxford.

The 40 year old grade II listed building is often referred to as a modernist triumph and one of Stirling’s best regarded buildings, enjoying a ‘cult presence’ in Oxford.

Avanti director, Amir Ramezani said: “The regeneration of the building sets many intellectual challenges and we look forward to assisting the college in making a massive qualitative improvement in how the building is perceived and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.”

Linda Irving-Bell, Queen’s home bursar, said “We were particularly delighted with the possibilities that Avanti showed us in respect of the Florey Building, and the flexibility of ways in which we might move forward.”

The win builds on Avanti’s extensive experience in university and further education campuses and listed buildings including North Court, Jesus College, Cambridge and the Western Bank Arts Tower and Library at Sheffield University.


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