Social Justice Centre

Architecture 00, Oval, London, 2014

 

Subscribe now to instantly view this image

Subscribe to the Architects’ Journal (AJ) for instant access to the AJ Buildings Library, an online database of nearly 2,000 exemplar buildings in photographs, plans, elevations and details.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

 

Anthony Coleman     Download Original

  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  •     
  • Site plan    
  • Basement plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Sections    
  • West and east elevation    

Flexible office space for human rights organisations with community facilities located behind the Oval cricket ground

A retained three-storey building, which was originally a factory where shoe polish was manufactured, has been renovated with new windows and servicing contains the majority of the office space.

A two-storey extension establishes a new principal entrance on Oval Way - a quiet back street. This new block houses gallery-accessed office space against the street, while framing a top-lit atrium against the back wall of the old building.

External expression derives from the articulation ofthe buildings' floorslabs as a series of projecting concrete decks across which a range of facade treatments have been distributed. The dominant one comprises full-height glazing set within champagne anodised aluminium frames that follow a gently zigzagging line in plan. There is also an area of cast glass channels on the second floor, which serve to conceal a deep concrete beam required to keep the recessed entrance below it column free. And on the final level, a suite of meeting rooms faced in zinc shingles.

Data

  • Begun: Oct 2013
  • Completed: Sep 2014
  • Floor area: 5,010m2
  • Sector: Civic
  • Total cost: £5.2M
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: 17-19 Oval Way, Oval, London, SE11 5RH, United Kingdom

Professional Team

AJBL Sponsor

Thrislington Cubicles

Builders of the worlds best toilet cubicles, vanity units, lockers and panels at our factory in the United Kingdom since the 1960s

Find out more