Harris Manchester College Gates

Harris Manchester College Gates

New Gate to the Sukum Navapan Gateway and associated railings to the adjoining Siew-Sngiem Clock Tower in association with Yiangou Architects. A contemporary, classical design for a new college entrance and clock tower, incorporating five student rooms. It has high quality masonry and stone carving, including inscriptions. The design was developed from sketches to be classical in feel to fit in with the new stonework of the archway. From a practical point of view the gate incorporates a ground fixed self closing mechanism and electronic lock as it is opened around 400 times daily. It is constructed using traditional blacksmithing techniques which help to give a sense of solidity and age to a brand new gateway.