Multi-use venue for uses from school visits to community events
RIBA London Regional Award winner 2021
Project Architect of the Year Award (sponsored by Taylor Maxwell)
office sian architecture + design for Phoenix Garden Trust
Contract value: undisclosed
Replacing storage sheds and concrete hard-standing, this is a multi-use venue for the adjoining Phoenix Garden, a former bombsite and now a welcome open space in crowded Soho. It succeeds in providing a venue for a multitude of uses; from school visits and community parties, to education events and weddings, and toilets for visitors. The new building also acts as a beacon for what the garden itself stands for: sustainability, community, and the promotion of such free-to-access green spaces in the city. With super-insulated walls, green roofs, air-source heat pumps and rainwater harvesting, it is highly sustainable.