Fifty years ago Churchill College Cambridge opened its doors. In contrast to the historic Colleges, with their medieval Gothic and Neo-Classical buildings corralled behind high walls, this was in an almost rural setting on the outskirts of the city, modern in design, and Brutalist in detail.

Simon Henley explores the architectural competition to build Churchill College and examines the four shortlisted designs and what could have been in ArchDaily.

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Simon Henley: “London Calling: British Modernism’s Watershed Moment – The Churchill College Competition” 30 Jun 2014, ArchDaily.