Tinbergen Building  |  University of Oxford


Client   |   University of Oxford
Size      |   3,000 sqm
  • –  Part L Consulting and Energy Strategy
  • –  LZC Feasibility
  • –  Energy Centre Strategy
  • –  Building Physics Analysis
  • –  Thermal Comfort Analysis
  • –  Natural Ventilation Studies


The Tinbergen project for the University of Oxford involves the refurbishment of two floors in the existing iconic brutalist Tinbergen building, as well as a new extension to house the University Chemistry department.
The building is to connect and contribute to an existing District Energy Network, for which the base load is provided by Gas CHP engines.  Dynamic modelling was undertaken to help design to meet BREEAM and university standards, and intricate daylighting models were used to optimise the design of ‘light scoops’ to maximise the amount of indirect daylight, whilst eliminating the direct daylight delivered to the lab spaces.