WYNG Gardens, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
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university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal
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WYNG Gardens is four-storey
development on Thompson’s Lane offers 67 en-suite double rooms and five en-suite
single rooms for students and a reception and seminar space. The building offers
high-spec contemporary interiors designed to be a suitable living and study
space for Trinity Hall undergraduates, as well as offering residential
The architect for WYNG Gardens is Freeland Rees Roberts, founded by Trinity Hall alumnus Tristan Rees Roberts, who studied architecture at the College in 1967 and who has also designed the College’s Sports Pavilion and Jerwood Library. Tristan Rees-Roberts said: “Our aim for the new building in Thompson’s Lane was to design a good looking, contemporary building which would respond sensitively to its surroundings. The scale and materials of the building were carefully considered to fit into the streetscape and the interior has been designed to give a high standard of accommodation for 72 students, with facilities which will allow use of the public areas for College functions.”