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Trinity Hall, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Tuesday 05 Feb 2008

Accommodating academia

Trinity Hall by R H Partnership in Cambridge, United Kingdom
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150 undergraduate rooms and graduate flats 

Our winning design provides 150 new undergraduate rooms and graduate flats adjacent to the College playing fields and gardens in the Storey’s Way conservation area. The buildings are laid out in terraces of houses, creating open landscape courts and a green lane linking the new development with the existing College gardens and residences in the grounds of Wychfield House to the north of the site. The design uses a blend of traditional materials with modern detailing and construction to provide efficient, low energy buildings. Sustainable aspects of the design include good day lighting and orientation of all rooms, high levels of insulation and heat recovery on the bedroom and bathroom ventilation systems. Rainwater is stored for irrigation of the extensive gardens and recycling facilities are provided for each house. The scheme is a car free development with extensive cycle parking. Small groups of en-suite rooms, clustered around access staircases from the gardens are linked to form houses of 12 to 18 students sharing common rooms and other facilities. The site has its own porters lodge, study rooms and computer room.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value 15.2(m€)
R H Partnership

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