The Red Hall at RA Summer Exhibition
A model of the Red Hall, Oxford North, is currently on display at the Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition.
The Red Hall is the centrepiece of the first phase of work resulting from Fletcher Priest's Oxford North Masterplan.
The building is envisioned as an adaptable hub and incubator for start-ups, freelancers and entrepreneurs to be a shared amenity allowing up to 300 people to work collaboratively.
Its neutral colour palette responds to the strong red oxide of the exterior steel cladding, which echoes the RA's note that: '...a building's architecture is its assemblage; the way it brings all of its physical elements together with its colours, textures, shapes and forms to make spaces with a distinct presence or "thisness"'.
The RA Summer Exhibition is a highlight of what is happening in the art world right now, incorporating the biggest names in art and architecture.
This year it is being coordinated by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, with a panel of judges including renowned architect Piers Gough, and British artists Chris Orr, Cornelia Parker, Emma Stibbon, and Tom Phillips, amongst others.
Julian Barwick, Chairman, Oxford North project said: “This year’s RA’s Summer exhibition is no doubt a landmark show, due to it being the 250th anniversary and curated by Grayson Perry. For Fletcher Priest’s model of the Red Hall at Oxford North to have been accepted is a superb endorsement of their architectural skills in designing something that is both striking and reflective of the way in which people now wish to work. The Red Hall is a key part of our proposals for our future business community for Oxford to provide a dynamic and collaborative workspace.”
The public consultation for Oxford North is currently underway. To find out more and comment on proposals about Oxford's new urban district, in particular, the proposed workspaces including the Red Hall, please visit: https://oxfordnorth.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/workspaces/details