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Phoenix Garden Community Building, Soho

Multi-use venue for uses from school visits to community events

Phoenix Garden Community Building, Soho.
Phoenix Garden Community Building, Soho. Credit: Richard Chivers

office sian architecture + design for Phoenix Garden Trust
Contract value: undisclosed 
GIA: 92m2

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.

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