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Adam House

Adam House is a Category B listed building in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is owned by the University of Edinburgh, and used as an examination hall.

The eight-storey building, at 5 and 6 Chambers Street, was built in a modern neo-classical style by William H Kininmonth, a leading Scottish exponent of Modernism, and dates to 1954. It includes a 164-seat basement theatre space, as well as the examination halls. These were built to the rear of the building to limit traffic and other noise pollution.

The building's name commemorates Adam Square, one of the three 18th century residential squares built to make way for Chambers Street as part of the 1867 City Improvement Act.

As well as its use as an examination hall, it is also used as a venue for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, where it is operated by the company C venues.

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