The New College Student Council renovation project involved the reprogramming of the two-storey entrance atrium at the New College Student Residence Building, and the transformation of existing individual offices at entry level into an open concept office for the New College Student Council. This remodel accommodates individual work spaces, a meeting area and a lounge.
The transformation was part of an initiative to connect and enliven public space within New College and to provide a versatile gathering area for new and existing social events. The strategic design introduces a glazed wall along the existing atrium, which visually connects the council area activities with activities in the atrium. A defining frame around the glass provides a distinctive identity to the space, and creates an inviting threshold to the student council.