Queens College Library shelves the competition

The extension to the Grade I listed library at Queens College, Oxford has won a RIBA South Award.

“The new library at The Queen’s College is virtually invisible, and it is all the better for it. The existing library is a Grade I Listed building and its setting is extremely sensitive, so any major intrusion above ground would be nigh on certain to cause harm. But the college desperately needed a large extension to the library, so they simply had to bury it.”

Read more about the project here, or read about the award submission here.