New home of FLJS at Wolfson College wins architectural award

15 June 2016

The Academic Wing at Wolfson College that houses the new offices of the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society has won a prestigious architectural award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The Academic Wing building was formally opened in March this year by Professor Dame Hermione Lee, who acknowledged the role of FLJS Chairman and founder John W Adams for his long-time support of the College.

The building was awarded the RIBA South Award 2016 and a RIBA South Conservation Award 2016, and was described by the judges as a “building [that] stuns and delights from the moment you set eyes on it”.

The RIBA awards are highly regarded by both the public and architecture profession as benchmarks of architectural excellence. The judges praised the architects for embracing design elements in the College’s original buildings by Powell and Moya, and described the building as “awe-inspiring” and that it “achieves a feeling of spirituality that elevates it amongst the best.”

 

Awe-inspiring ... it achieves a feeling of spirituality that elevates it amongst the best

 

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society moved to its new offices overlooking Linton Road alongside the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium in January. The building has transformed the entrance to the College into a welcoming, modern space as the College celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year.

Besides additional office space, the new building includes a library extension, a new Lodge, a media room, quad, and a café exhibition space that has become the College’s social hub.

gallery of images from the opening of the Academic Wing is available to view on the College website.

To visit the Foundation’s new offices, please email info@fljs.org to arrange your visit.

 

The award-winning new Academic Wing at Wolfson College
A building that stuns and delights from the moment you set eyes on it