Nazrin Shah Centre
This contemporary yet elegant building offers a brand-new conference facility dedicated by alumnus HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, Malaysia and is one of the standout buildings of today’s Worcester College site.
Assisting with the development of the Architects concept into a natural stone solution by using our in house design team, Meister Masonry were contracted to manufacture and supply the Clipsham stonework for this prestigious project – the same stonework that has also been supplied for Oxford’s Examinations Schools and the Houses of Parliament.
The complicated building design was inspired by a “Spanish fan”. To achieve this aesthetical concept it incorporated 18 radiating fins at 6m high to the ground floor and a further 28 radiating fins at 5m high at roof level. The radiating fins had to be perfectly manufactured by Meister Masonry to ensure there was no alignment issues when they were being handset on-site.
Meister provided 75mm thick ashlar in 150mm to 300mm deep course heights for the new auditorium and theatre with substantial blocks of Clipsham stone also being used to form the quoin corners and fin details to the façade of this inspired project.
Stone Contractor: Szerelmey
Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects
Materials: Clipsham Stone