Cloister, University of Roehampton Roehampton 2009–

The cloister was planned to replace a service yard at the threshold between Froebel and Digby Stuart Colleges. Envisaged in our masterplan, it was both a piece of infrastructure and a symbolic addition to their estate. It allowed the university to harness an ecclesiastical form, the model for many of the Oxbridge colleges, at the heart of the campus. Due to changes in government policy the scheme was replaced by The Yard.

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    This timeless environment was to establish itself as a precursor to the buildings and spaces around it, in particular the chapel, in this way synthesizing a new historic pattern of development for the campus
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    Cloister garth seen from the west alley looking towards the chapel and bell tower. The cloister roof steps up and down in response to adjacent buildings and listed structures
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    Garth seen from the east alley. Fair-faced concrete structure brings substance and coherence to this somewhat eclectic setting
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    View of cloister looking south towards the historic garden wall of James Wyatt's Grade II listed Georgian villa Grove House, itself a curtilage listed structure
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    Model photo of cloister, chapel and bell tower
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    Model photo of north west corner of cloister and route between Frobel and Digby Stuart Colleges
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    Model photo of café terrace on north side of cloister
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    Isometric of cloister and the ground floor spaces surrounding it


  • Appointment: 2009
  • Client: University of Roehampton
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