Additions to landmark church turned concert hall conceived as part of the original churchyard
Patel Taylor for St George’s Bristol
Contract value: undisclosed
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.