Projects > The Calthorpe Project

Information Team
  • 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.

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