The Whittle Building facing Gisborne Court accommodates a range of student accommodation and completes the fourth side of the historic courtyard at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

View of Old Court at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

Model showing new buildings in Gisborne Court at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

Front elevation of the Whittle Building at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom (painting by Himanish Das)

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

The Whittle Building facing Gisborne Court accommodates a range of student accommodation and completes the fourth side of the historic courtyard at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

The rear elevation of the Whittle Building as seen from Coe Fen, Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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This is a model of the new building designed to complete Gisborne Court,an 1825 Gothic design by William McIntosh Brookes. The new building is also in a strategic position and a ramp is included under the building to provide a new service access into the College. Together with Fen Court and other areas within the College, the project involves 47 student rooms, 3 Fellow's sets, a new Combination Room, new disabled facilities and lifts, a new function room, a new College bar, music practice rooms and a new rear entrance that links into the College Library and Theatre. The design of the building picks up references from an old gothic screen, part of the original design that enclosed the open side of Gisborne Court and was demolished in the 1930s.

Stonework detail on the Whittle Building at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

The main circular staircase rises through all three levels in the Whittle Building at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

Gothic detail to the ceiling in the new stair hall of the Whittle Building at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

View of the new cloister walk at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

View of the new cloister walk at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

HRH The Prince of Wales takes a tour of the new Whittle Building with John Simpson at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom (Copyright Peterhouse College)

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Peterhouse

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Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

New cloister walk with stone Gothic arches that have trefoils carved at their feet at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

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Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

Detail of decorative natural stone finial at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

The main circular staircase rises through all three levels in the Whittle Building at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

The circular ceiling in the new stair hall is decorated with radiating patterns of Gothic tracery in plasterwork, Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

Staircase leading to the new Bar, Gym and Function Room on the basement level of the Whittle Building at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.

A new Junior Common Room is positioned centrally on the ground floor of the Whittle Building at Peterhouse, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Peterhouse

Cambridge, UK


Peterhouse is the oldest college at The University of Cambridge, and is comprised of several Grade I and Grade II listed historic buildings dating back to 1286. Peterhouse is characterized by several three sided courts with a screen wall enclosing a fourth side. In keeping with this tradition, the new building is designed to recall the old screen wall that once existed across the open side of Gisborne Court. The new building faces into the court and completes the 1820’s design. The new building houses 22 student rooms, a new two level common room, bar, gym, function room, two music practice rooms and a guest room, which has enabled the College to house all its undergraduates on site for the duration of their course.