HAMPSTEAD SCHOOL OF ART

Hampstead, London

The new home for the Hampstead School of Art sits at the heart of the Kidderpore Green development, a complex two-phase neighbourhood of new homes situated in the Redington and Frognal Conservation Area close to Hampstead.

The four-storey pavilion has a cafe and gallery space on the ground floor entrance level with a library and kiln room located in its base as well as a number of studios catering for different art mediums across the first and second floors. The architecture was developed through collaboration with the School, from double-height windows flooding the building with natural light through to sculptural steel elements projecting from the building. Here purpose-designed rusted patina signage and entrance canopies become juxtaposed with grey brickwork, zinc roofing and charcoal window frames. The building has an assured presence, fronting a piazza and park, and this anchors a new public place.

The interior spaces were designed to be pared back, to allow the art to come to the fore, with exposed structure, concrete floors and treated timber boarding for the cafe and studio storage and tea points.

The School’s move to the new building was funded, in part, by the adjacent residential development.

 

Eszter Hanzeros, Hendrik Heyns, Hazel McGregor, Federica Russo, Federica Russo, Nick Rutherford

link to Kidderpore Green

Team

Client
Hampstead School of Art
Barratt London
Architect
Allies and Morrison
Structural engineer
Gravity Consulting Engineer
Services engineer
Whitecode Design Associates
Acoustic consultant
RBA Acoustics
BREEAM assessor
Whitecode Design Associates
Landscape architect
Murdoch Wickham
CDM PD
DBK

Photography
Nick Guttridge

Data

Completion
2016
Area
665 sqm
BREEAM
Very Good
Location
Kidderpore Avenue
London