Thursday, December 28, 2006

Behind Ashmolean Today

This photo was taken from St Giles looking towards The Slacker Library (The Round Building) behind the Ashmolean Museum. As you can see from the photo the Ashmolean Museum is currently undergoing a £49 million redevelopment. Award-winning architect Rick Mather has designed a new building to replace all but the Grade I listed Cockerell building. His design will double the existing gallery space, and I am not sure in the end you will see the back of the Slacker library as you do in this photo.

1 comment:

Gail's Man said...

Lets hope they don't make a mess of it, like they always seem to do nowadays with modern architecture.