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​​Along with the master plan for the University of Oxford’s new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Rafael Viñoly Architects was appointed to design the Mathematical Institute. The new building consolidates a department that was previously spread across multiple locations to provide a new focus and identity that balances researchers’ need for privacy with the increasing importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Mathematical Institute provides workspace for over 500 academics and support staff, and provides education space for international research fellows, lecturers, and undergraduates.

In keeping with the overall master plan, the massing and exterior of the Mathematical Institute is sensitive to the historic buildings adjacent to the site.

University of Oxford

University Building



AREA: 16.200m2 / 174.375ft2


Executed by Arzu Senel when Architect at Rafael Vinoly Architects
All images courtesy of Rafael Vinoly Architects
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