Earth Sciences Building - South Parks Road, Oxford, UK

Wilkinson Eyre
Date Built
South Parks Road
The University says of the new Earth Sciences Building that it, "will provide the Department of Earth Sciences with up-to-date facilities, including laboratory and office space."  Wilkinson Eyre, the architects of this new £28million building, add that, "The most striking element of the building is a ‘narrative wall’, which will act as a shop front for the activities and ideas of the department. The building is structured around a simple relationship diagram which summarises the organisation of the spaces within. The ground floor space is focussed on outreach, with the more public areas of the building such as the library, foyer and display spaces close by. Write-up spaces are separated from the main laboratory areas, while generous circulation provides for interaction as users move around the building."