Hubert Perrodo Building wins RIBA award
Last night, the Hubert Perrodo Building was recognised for its architectural excellence with a prestigious 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South Award.
The Perrodo Building was one of twelve buildings shortlisted in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxford, from small private houses to larger public and institutional buildings, including new buildings at other Oxford colleges.
The Hubert Perrodo Building, which was designed by the Winchester-based firm Design Engine Architects, was opened by members of the Perrodo family and the University Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, on 13 March 2018. It includes a communal space on the ground floor, six student bedrooms, and a meeting room on the top floor, with a veranda that offers spectacular views over the college and the surrounding city.
The RIBA award recognises both architectural excellence and innovation, with the judges describing the Perrodo Building as 'beautiful and bewitching architecture of great purity and finesse'. It is the third major award won by the Perrodo Project. Phase 1 of the project, which saw the complete remodelling of Linton Quad, won both a 2016 Oxford Preservation Trust award and a 2017 British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Award.
The college has also been asked to submit an application in relation to the Hubert Perrodo Building for a 2018 Oxford Preservation Trust award.
Regional RIBA Award winners, including St Peter's, will now be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in June.