You have chosen your winner. We will now notify all the other architects. We will contact you soon.
Oops! It appears we're still gathering interest in your project!
We'll be in touch once this 'gathering interest' period ends, so you can then finalise your shortlist. In the meantime, keep reviewing the interested practices as they come.
You've reached your limit of architects. Please notify them or reset your list to carry on browsing.
Your project brief has now been submitted for review and our dedicated advisors will be in contact within the next 24hrs.
In the meantime, check out our amazing community of architects and start creating your list of favourite projects. This will let the architects know what sort of design you love.
Thank you for signing up to Architects' Republic. Please look for a verification email in your inbox and click the link to continue.
We are pleased to confirm we have received your submission and we will be in touch once the client has made their decision.
Award-winning teaching & learning building at University of Winchester
This project was the University of Winchester’s latest commission for a new learning and teaching building. The St. Alphege Building is situated within a central location of the King Alfred Campus and was officially opened in January 2013 by His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex.
The St. Alphege Building provides 10 flexible teaching studios, breakout spaces, a high level rooftop extension and a glazed atrium linking the existing and new buildings. The building occupies a steeply sloping site and the southern elevation overlooks a large playing field with distant views towards the downs. A former 1930’s Faculty of Arts building was demolished to make way for the new building. The new building (St.Alphege) is physically connected to an existing 1970’s St.Edburga teaching building , which has undergone extensive refurbishment works, as part of a second phase of the project.
The University of Winchester’s brief was to initially provide 8 teaching spaces within a new building for approximately 600 students. The site with an existing 1920’s examination hall, was adjacent to an existing 1970‘s teaching building, which had to remain partially operational during construction. Phase 2 of the works converted a further two lecture spaces to the existing building and provided two additional lecture rooms and open learning space as part of a rooftop extension.
As part of the University’s aspiration to drive higher standards of excellence for studying and the student experience, the building was set to achieve BREEAM excellent from the outset of the project. This has seen innovative technology and design used to harness and control passive environmental factors. This gives a more comfortable and controllable space that aids teaching and wellbeing. It also provides the obvious environmental benefits of natural light, natural ventilation and reduced energy consumption. As well as providing excellent teaching rooms, particular attention was given to the external areas between campus buildings, which form a critical social space and important frontage for the University
of Winchester. Winner of 2012 RIBA Regional Award.