The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

A scoop for Scroope


We are delighted that Scroope Terrace, an extension to The School for Architecture in Cambridge has been listed at Grade II.

The Twentieth Century Society submitted a listing application for this two-storey 1959 Colin St John Wilson building when it was threatened by a proposal for potentially unsympathetic alterations to the roof. It is substantially unaltered and represents an early pivotal work of Colin St JohnWilson, the internationally famous architect. Not only this, but it is the only known example of the practical application of Le Corbusier’s Modulor in the UK. It was opened by Le Corbusier himself with Henry Moore.

In their report English Heritage said: “The simple materials and design, meticulously executed, sit easily with the terrace to which it is attached, demonstrating an evolution of the building and contributing to the special architectural interest of the whole.”

A report on the listing has appeared in Building Design:’s-university-of-cambridge-building-listed/5049327.article



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