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Murray Edwards College, Senior Combination Rooms

Murray Edwards was built in 1962-1964 and was designed by Chamberlin Powell and Bon, architects for the Barbican, London. It is Grade II * Listed. 

The brief was to upgrade services while refurbishing several prominent rooms including the Senior Combination Room, Fellows Room and the corridors. A sympathetic solution was required to conceal new services against the exposed calcium silicate bricks and concrete soffits of the building, while adding colour and warmth to the spaces.

Bookcases were designed to house future pipework, lighting, and services. The rear panels are clad in alternating yellow and blue to offset the Vitsoe shelving system, a classic furniture system designed by Dieter Rams in the 1960's. Original furniture by the architect was reupholstered, and George Nelson lighting was added. Working alongside the college's art consultant, Eve designed custom textiles - curtains and cushions to complement existing artwork.

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