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St George's Bristol, Bristol

Additions to landmark church turned concert hall conceived as part of the original churchyard

St George's Bristol.
St George's Bristol. Credit: Peter Cook

Patel Taylor for St George’s Bristol
Contract value: undisclosed
GIA: 581m2

A landmark Robert Smirke church turned concert hall now has an extension housing a café, learning, rehearsal, event and backstage spaces. The addition is conceived as part of the landscape of stepped terraces of the original churchyard. A glazed link between old and new is open to the sky while lower levels are heavy, crypt-like spaces, connected through the existing axes of the former church. Insitu concrete walls, columns and soffits root the building to the ground.

  • St George's Bristol.
    St George's Bristol. Credit: Peter Cook
  • St George's Bristol.
    St George's Bristol. Credit: Peter Cook
  • St George's Bristol.
    St George's Bristol. Credit: Peter Cook
  • St George's Bristol.
    St George's Bristol. Credit: Peter Cook
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