Feilden Fowles has won a competition run by Malcolm Reading Consultants to design a £7 million dining hall for Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Feilden Fowles’ design features masonry piers and a faience and glass corona, while the scheme also includes new kitchens and support spaces.
The London-based practice saw off a shortlist that included dRMM, which came second in the competition; last year’s Stirling Prize winner Caruso St John; Hall McKnight; and Walters & Cohen. Some 155 practices registered their interest in the competition at the first stage, with 24 selected for the long list.
“We are thrilled to win this open competition to design new dining facilities for Homerton College. We feel very honoured to be given the opportunity ahead of more established practices and feel it reflects the genuine openness of the competition process, as well as the college’s belief in investing in young talent. The project offers a unique chance to create a transformational space at the heart of an already stunning site. This is a privilege we do not take lightly and we are determined to deliver a world class facility. We can’t wait to get started.”