Tectonics: A Building for Earth Sciences at Oxford

Tectonics: A Building for Earth Sciences at Oxford documents the design and building of an ambitious architectural project for the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, by a team led by WilkinsonEyre. The book documents the design and construction of the Department of Earth Sciences' new building, and brings together design and client teams to explain the story of the project, its context and commission.

The book is structured as a series of essays, including contextual pieces about the department by Professor Philip England and Steve Hesselbo, and Chris Wilkinson and Stafford Critchlow on the design process. Hugh Pearman provides a critical appreciation of the building, while members of the engineering and contractor teams at Hoare Lea and Laing O'Rourke describe the technical challenges of the build. The book also includes collected anecdotes and narratives from the building's users and benefactors to describe the culture and personality of the Earth Sciences department.

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