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Void Practice Rooms, UK

John McAslan + Partners

The site is the unresolved semi-light well between the main Royal Academy of Music building, the Jack Lyons theatre, and Burton’s terraces to the north. The design is conceived as a ‘single cell’ element of contrasting yet sympathetic form that fits into place like a piece in a puzzle.

The form, language and materiality have been derived from its internal functions and historic environment which includes an 1820s Grade I listed building on York Gate, designed by John Nash, and the already achieved contemporary concert hall by John McAslan + Partners. Instead of a curved form clad in grey metal, the new building has an angular mineral-like form of earthy colouration: providing a fitting contrast of form, adding to the ever interesting enclave of contrast that makes up the Academy campus.

The building envelope is clad in a copper material which allows the multi-faceted form to be achieved as a continuous folding skin. The colour and natural weathering properties create a natural finish complimenting the diverse historic structures of brick, and stone surrounding the site. A new irregularly shaped acoustic room at the top is also provided, devoted to Opera.

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Building

Owner: 
Royal Academy of Music, London
Completion date: 
2010
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
London

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Roofs
Type of building: 
Educational
Copper used: 
Classic
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
John McAslan + Partners
Address & description: 
7-9 William RoadLondonNW1 3ER

Copper contractors

Title: 
Richardson Roofing

Awards

Season: 
2011

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