18 May 2011

R is for Rotunda

Winchester has its own university, but there is also a campus of the University of Southampton here in Winchester - The Winchester School of Art. This building which is part of the School of Art, is called The Rotunda. It was built in 1964, originally as the library, but is now used as the graphic art studio. The building stands in a 'moat' which is a tributary of Winchester's river the Itchen.

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14 comments:

  1. Round buildings are so interesting to look at. The Routunda seems a perfect space for Graphic Arts with all the windows.

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  2. Seems like it would have been a great library.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Typical 60th architecural style ! Looks a little strange today.
    So you have been several times in Brussels ? If ever you come back let me know !

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  4. Not quite the same as the cathedral!
    Jane x

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  5. I love being part of ABC, it enRiches my vocabulaRy. You choice of R is teRRific!

    Would you mind to visit my R post, please?

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  6. Interestingly, my first thought was that this was a library from the 60s (maybe it looks a familiar style?).

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  7. Interesting architecture rather a graceful that appears to compliment the historic structures.

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  8. Yes, it's not all cathedrals here, we do have 1960s architecture too. I think this is quite a nice one.

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  9. Rather nice set amongst the trees, I do like round buildings. Must be wonderfully light inside.

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  10. Reminds me in a way of some of York Uni's buildings, also built in the 60s.

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  11. I like it, it reminds me of a library that a past school of my son's had.

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