Blavatnik School of Government


A RIBA award winning project, The Blavatnik School of Government, part of the University of Oxford, seeks to improve, inform and support better public policy and government in every country of the world. 

From the street the building is a true statement, that uses materials to stand out from the background. The interior of the building presents and organic image, built using curves and some natural materials soft in appearance.

The building façade features Saint-Gobain DIAMANT, a very low iron glass chosen for its clarity and premium, highly neutral aesthetic, which has led to the creation of a truly beautiful, glazed façade, that works well with the curves of the building.


Project stakeholders

  • Client: University of Oxford
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Main contractor: Laing O’Rourke
  • Facade fabricator: Euro Clad Project Services 
  • Glass processor: Glassolutions


Blavatnik School of Government
120 Walton Street