Playful and ebullient piece of architecture
AOC Architecture for Nunhead’s Voice
Contract value: Confidential
This delightful community hall is a playful and ebullient piece of architecture that riffs on the surrounding buildings.
A group of local residents and volunteers was the driving force behind the project. It is now clearly a much-loved local landmark hosting a variety of events, including martial arts, dance, music and language classes for a diverse range of ages and communities.
An unusual combination of architectural elements forms a thoughtful and informed comment on architecture and delight. The distinctive use of pale green paint and red-stained plywood, the dynamic diagonal stair, the beautiful lanterns and carefully placed picture windows, the brickwork that changes around the building, and the signage symbolism are all brought together in an original and ambitious composition.