Friday, 5 October 2012
OXFORD - SHELDONIAN THEATRE
The building designed by Christopher Wren himself for University of Oxford.This half circular in plan building is used for music concerts , lectures and graduation and degree ceremonies.
Wide span of a D- shaped building was difficult to cover with a standard type of roof with timber rafters so the architect used for the first time the construction simillar to this of a timber truss today.
It is comonly known fact that designing the theatre Wren was inspired by the U-shaped Theatre of Marcellus in Rome and widely used neo-renaissance ( English Palladian style ) and genrally classical style subsequently influenced the architecture of other Oxford buildings.
The building is located next to the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera.