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Bonn Square

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Graeme Massie Architects
location Oxford
function square
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Bonn Square lies at the junction of four busy streets in Oxford city centre. At the end of the 20th century, it had become tired and run down. As part of a wider initiative, the City Council held an ideas competition, which was won in 2005 by Edinburgh-based Graeme Massie Architects. The original square was elevated above the adjacent street level by virtue of being over an ancient graveyard. Originally the site also contained three mature trees and a 2 metre high boundary wall to a listed church. Bravely, the architects have regraded the square, to make access easier, and dispensed with the trees and the wall. The space has been pragmatically and thoughtfully paved and detailed with quality materials. Custom designed street furniture, using bronze-aluminium alloy, have also been commissioned as part of the scheme. A noble and dignified project that reflects the city's character and heritage.

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Bonn Square
Queen Street / New Road
United Kingdom
Project is public!
Opening hours The square is a public space permanently accessible.
Completion 10- 2008
Floor area/size 998 m2
Cost € 2000000,-
ArchitectGraeme Massie Architects
services engineerBuro Happold
building costs consultantDavis Langdon & Everest
contractorEnglish Landscapes Limited
Client Oxford City Council
Project ID 5406
Latitude/Longitude 51°45'06N 01°15'36W
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