Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Adjaye Associates, London, 2007

 

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The performance centre's facade reflects its neighbour, the administration building 

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  • The performance centre    
  • The performance centre    
  • The administration building sports a black ceramic rainscreen, which contrasts with the red brick of the original structure    
  • The administration building sports a black ceramic rainscreen, which contrasts with the red brick of the original structure    
  • The weave-patterned aluminium profiles of the performance centre    
  • The weave-patterned aluminium profiles of the performance centre    
  • The hood is clad in purple-heart timber, common in Guyana, where Bernie Grant was born    
  • The hood is clad in purple-heart timber, common in Guyana, where Bernie Grant was born    
  • The performance centre    
  • The performance centre    
  • Staircase in foyer    
  • Panorama of theatre auditorium     
  • Steel mesh provides free access to the auditorium    
  • The rehearsal room has a full-length mirror and ballet bar    
  • Blooming Scent cafe    
  • Location plan    
  • Site plan    
  • Site elevation    
  • Enterprise building ground floor plan    
  • Enterprise building first floor plan    
  • Enterprise building south elevation    
  • Enterprise building west elevation    
  • Enterprise building long section    
  • Aerial view of bathhouse site    
  • The Grade II-listed bathhouse before the architect removed its wings    

Timber-clad performing arts centre and administration building in the heart of North London

The 3,700m2 complex in Tottenham, North London, is envisioned as a series of pavilions which complement existing Grade II-buildings on the site. The solution was to retain the integrity of the historical site.

The Centre consists of a 300-person theatre, classrooms, dance and sound studios, performance space foyer, café and bar, enterprise units for local businesses and a new public plaza, which connects the centre with a local college.

The Centre was named after the late MP and civil rights leader Bernie Grant whose representation of Tottenham in Parliament spanned three decades.

Data

  • Completed: 2007
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Address: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX, United Kingdom

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