This community centre by Benham Architects and IBI Group is delightful and generous, bringing huge social value, and won Grange Pavilion CIO the RSAW Client of the Year award
RSAW Award winner 2022
Benham Architects and IBI Group for Grange Pavillion CIO
Contract value: £1.4m
Cost per m2: £2,252
Four years were invested in community engagement before Benham Architects and IBI Group put pen to paper at Grange Pavilion, Cardiff, which has resulted in an impressive and collaborative project.
The building is a new multifunctional community facility that replaces a bowls club. Its material palette of glass, patterned Corten steel, timber cladding and brick responds well to its functionality and economy of means. The garden wall and pitched roofs take their cue from the neighbouring terraced houses and park.
Inside, the pavilion entrance opens onto a protected inner garden that offers an attractive safe space and there are three large activity rooms, including one with a timber floor for dance/exercise. The building is bringing huge social value to users, and is delightful and generous, especially for the tight budget.