The St Cross Building, University of Oxford, UK

Sir John Martin and Colin St John Wilson with contributions from Patrick Hodgkinson
Date Built
1960 - 1964
St Cross Road and Manor Road
This Grade II* building is the work of three prestigious architects.  John Martin was the architect of the Royal Festival Hall, Colin Wilson designed the new British Library and Patrick Hodgkinson was the principal architect of the Brunswick Centre.  The building is composed of three interlocking cubes, the largest, at the top of the monumental staircase, containing the Bodleian Law Library. 

The medium-sized cube contains the English Faculty Library, and the small cube provides a seminar room and offices for the Law Faculty.  This cube was originally the Economics and Statistics Library.

The building is clad in buff brick and features horizontal bands of plate glass windows in metalic frames.  In his book Oxford Modern: a Guide to the New Architecture of the City and University Philip Opher says that it,  “... has been detailed with great care and exquisite taste, inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Dutch building of the 1920s.”