The last time I went to Oxford, I didn't visit the Investcorp building of Zaha Hadid. So what better opportunity than a sunny Sunday afternoon while visiting Oxford.
The Investcorp Building for the Middle East Centre is built at St. Anthony's College in the University of Oxford.
Although there's a big difference between the old and the new building, in a certain way it connects really beautifully because of the use of mirrored stainless steel that reflects the surroundings.
"The project maintains the detached character of the college's current buildings, allowing them to be read as separate elements, while introducing a contemporary building that conveys the past, present and future evolution of the college, university and city. Its design weaves through the restricted site at St Antony's College to connect and incorporate the existing protected buildings and trees, while its stainless-steel facade softly reflects natural light to echo the building's context," said Zaha Hadid Architects.