Mæ Architects' sustainable, inventive, and delightful project comprises several connected pavilions arranged around Clancarty Lodge, now converted into an exhibition space
Mæ Architects for Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Contract value: Confidential
Marking the entrance to South Park, the Sands End Arts & Community Centre comprises several connected pavilions arranged around Clancarty Lodge, a disused building converted to exhibition space as part of the project. The welcoming, accessible facility serves a diverse community who were engaged in the design process. It provides a café, changing rooms and flexible events spaces.
Distinctive monopitch roofs were inspired by glasshouses that previously stood on the site – modest and intimate around a central courtyard, but rising to double-height by the park boundary. Their orientation plays a big part in reducing the carbon cost, as do materials: CLT and glulam frames with green-stained timber panelling inside, and honey-toned bricks comprising 60 per cent recycled material, laid on their sides to reduce the required quantity. Sustainable, inventive, and delightful.
Regional Building of the Year 2022
London West RIBA Regional Award 2022
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