CITY LIT

Camden, London

City Lit provides adult education for more than 24,000 students a year and this new building brings together all of its facilities in one central location. Accommodation includes a range of teaching and study spaces with studios for dance, visual arts and music rehearsal. The entrance incorporates a cafe that spans the length of the south side of the building and a teaching theatre provides space for public performances.

The enclosing brickwork façade is cut and folded asymmetrically to create deep window reveals which are lined to one side in silver anodised aluminium.

Team

Client
City Lit
Structural engineer
whitbybird Ltd
Services engineer
Hoare Lea
Quantity surveyor
Fanshawe
Contractor
Laing O’Rourke
Acoustic consultant
Sandy Brown Associates

Photography
Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Data

Completion date
2005
Location
Keeley Street
Covent Garden
London WC2

Civic Trust Awards
Commendation
2006