The Green, Nunhead

Playful and ebullient piece of architecture

The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture
The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture Credit: Tim Soar

AOC Architecture for Nunhead’s Voice

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 307m²

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.

  • The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture
    The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture Credit: Tim Soar
  • The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture
    The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture Credit: Tim Soar
  • The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture
    The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture Credit: Tim Soar
  • The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture
    The Green community centre, Nunhead, London by AOC Architecture Credit: Tim Soar
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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.

The Green was shortlisted for an RIBA MacEwen award


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