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photoblog image Campus architecture - 8

Campus architecture - 8

 

This hexagonal Victorian building was the original library - used until the new library was built in 1961.  It was opened, I think I recall this correctly, in 1904.  A review at the time, praised its expandability, since a new unit could be built on any one of the sides :-) As you might expect, it now houses the Vice-Chancellor and some of the administrative offices.

 

Campus architecture - 8

 

This hexagonal Victorian building was the original library - used until the new library was built in 1961.  It was opened, I think I recall this correctly, in 1904.  A review at the time, praised its expandability, since a new unit could be built on any one of the sides :-) As you might expect, it now houses the Vice-Chancellor and some of the administrative offices.

 

comments (16)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Apr 2018, 00:28
Très jolie architecture pour ce bâtiment.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 27 Apr 2018, 01:39
It is a quite attractive building, Tom...good that it is able to be re-purposed rather than pulled down.
Tom Wilson: I don't think they'd be allowed to pull it down now.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 27 Apr 2018, 03:44
such an extraordinary architectural style and i really like the orange

well composed photo
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Sherri
Well that's a surprising design, Tom! I like it!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Apr 2018, 06:34
Bet the Edwardians didn't put that pointy roof on it though Tom
Tom Wilson: You could be right, Chris - I'll have to rediscover that original review smile
That's called forward thinking, Tom. Excellent.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ginnie.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Apr 2018, 07:28
I quite like the castle style building Tom, but cannot reconcile it with its pointy roof.
Tom Wilson: Familiarity with it breeds acceptance, Chad smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Apr 2018, 07:37
What a great architecture here and you did very well on the presentation too, Tom. It is fun to know that some people always get the best houses to live in wink
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Astrid - have you noticed that it is always the same people? smile
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 27 Apr 2018, 08:27
i think it does capture a lot of natural illumination inside, Tom. lovely shot.
Tom Wilson: Yes, I think it was fairly successful for its time, but much too small for the size of the University, and even the 1960 building was designed for a University of about 6,000 students - there are now about 24,000 smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Apr 2018, 11:46
So you remember the grand opening in 1904? Heh, heh. It is a great attention drawing building and a good thing that nothing was added - at least from this side.
Tom Wilson: I'm happy to say that I read a review smile
What a gorgeous building. The shape, the windows and especially the roof! ANother superb image.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ruthie.
It is a fine looking building, it would fit quite nicely in among those at Cambridge or Oxford.
Tom Wilson: It's about the only bit that would, Brian smile
> Nicely taken... I like how the red brick pops with colour.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Jacquelyn.
None of your grade two listed lego stuff for the Vice Chancellor grin
Tom Wilson: Now there's a surprise smile
Imagine having an office with those windows...
Tom Wilson: Quite something, aren't they smile I imagine they have now been double-glazed smile
I like the shape of the building but not the colour scheme

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