It is always enjoyable to observe the development of college buildings over time. As universities are a temporal culmination of innovative minds and spirits, the architectural layout of the institutions usually has a strong juxtaposition between heritage buildings and cutting-edge facilities. Local studio Neubau contributes to the contemporary narrative of Cambridge University, more specifically of Hughes Hall, with a new reception building that will function as a porters' lodge.
The firm makes use of an upcycled shipping container — a structure that has proven to be highly popular in contemporary architecture due to its adaptability, affordability and compact design. The ready-made building's dimensions allow it to seamlessly integrate itself into the narrative of existing college buildings, without compromising the desired functionality.
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