Designed to support the School’s mission of inspiring and promoting better government around the world, the Blavatnik School of Government's award-winning building provides a purpose-built home for a vibrant academic community. It was developed by internationally renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron.
The building has been hailed as a stunning new addition to Oxford’s historic skyline, and most of all through its design represents the values of openness, collaboration and transparency that are key to the School’s overall mission of improving public policy.
The Inamori Forum, at the heart of the building, represents the values of openness, communication and transparency and the building’s circular shape is akin to government buildings around the world and at the same time resonates with some of Oxford's most iconic buildings, such as the Radcliffe Camera and the Sheldonian Theatre.
After becoming operational at the end of 2015, the building was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Cambridge in May 2016.