Our very own Katherine organised a visit to Cambridge to explore various architectural gems and ending with an exceptionally informative and passionately delivered tour of the new Cambridge Central Mosque design by Marks Barefield architects.
Highlights of our visit included seeing Kettles Yard, once home to Jim Ede, a curator and collector of art who opened his house to visitors to view his home, not only to view his broad collection, but to see his home as a composition. It continues to be a popular attraction with his collection maintained in its original state. Another highlight was a brief stop at the recently altered and extended David Attenborough building by Nicolas Hare Architects (formerly the Arup building built in the 1960s) which now houses the Museum of Zoology and a new vibrant and sustainably focused campus building for the University of Cambridge.
Our 14km walking loop of Cambridge also included a walk through the Stirling Prize winning Accordia housing development and unintentionally stumbling across The Dorothy Garrod Building at Newnham College, also a multiple RIBA award winner by Walters & Cohen Architects. We particularly enjoyed the brick detailing.