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Creative Arts Hub

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
Norwich, UK City College Norwich £5.7m 2013

Project details

A Big House for the Arts.

This building has a multi functional programme for art and drama based activity. Its strong and pure architectural frame means that it can absorb its transient and messy activities well.

A black timber clad pavilion set on the edge of a tree lined south facing garden forms a green veil backdrop. The north facing wall is quite open in order to soak up glare free north light into the gallery spaces. This side of the building is also distinctive as it pushes outwards to form an exciting frontage.

Brief

  • support the college’s vision to deliver outstanding and innovative creative arts provision
  • provide three floors of purpose-built space for performing arts, digital arts and ‘traditional’ art and design

Results

  • a state of the art venue that City College Norwich and the community can be proud of
  • loft-like interiors which give a great sense of openness and create the atmosphere of a professional gallery arrangement

Integrated services

architecture, structural engineering, environmental engineering, lighting, acoustics