The new Investcorp Building at St. Antony's College in the University of Oxford, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is clad in a striking stainless steel sheathing that uses Hadid's trademark flowing style in spectacular effect. The building cost $17 million to build, and serves to double available space to the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College.
The building is equipped with a reinforced concrete primary structure and a laminated timber-framed room and is completely clad in polished stainless steel. The building's flowing form moves between two other building, and also curves and sashays in order to avoid harming a protected sequoia tree.
Given that Zaha Hadid is one of Britain's most acclaimed architects and has Middle Eastern (Iraqi) roots, her choice to oversee this project for the Middle East Centre was always natural. Her striking architectural style also ensures that the Investcorp Building will be talked about for a long time to come.
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