The 'Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre' is a new lecture hall on the Oxford University campus, and it is designed in part to form a harmonious relationship with the adjacent parkland area. Situated on a verdant edge of the campus, the building is full of gentle sloping lines and bright materials that help it to stand out from its surroundings while still paying homage to the beautiful shapes of the natural world.
One of the key design features of the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre is its lecture theater. The roof of that space is framed by a high stone screen. This adds an airy lightness to the hall while also giving those inside the option to either darken the space of fill it with natural sunlight from outside — a constant reminder of the interplay between nature and construction.