Projects > The Calthorpe Project
- London WC2
- Client: Calthorpe Community Centre
- Services: Architecture
We participated in this competition for the design of a new sports and leisure community hub for the Calthorpe Community Project on Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC2.
The design concept creates a building which embodies the ethos of ‘community’ at its core and acts as a mediator between the contrasting elements of its context through a series of simple architectural ideas:
- the ‘open door’ to the front façade,
- the sloping roof - a continuation of the existing gardens,
- the edges of the building – moving between its surrounding scales; contextual-existing-human,
- the internal hierarchy- expressed in the external elevation,
- to be subtle & contextual, yet open and eye catching.
Our proposal is inviting, inclusive and sustainable, which is not only a part of its community but was born out of it.