RAMBERT

South Bank, London

Rambert is the national company for contemporary dance and this project creates a new home for the company, a new building for making dance on London’s South Bank.

Light-filled dance studios, changing rooms and offices are raised above a generous ground floor, allowing touring truck access at the rear and a welcoming entrance space with archive and public reading room below.

The sectional arrangement exploits the mix of single and double-height spaces, allowing permeability and views between them. A central courtyard optimises natural light and ventilation, while also acting as a social focus for the life of the building.

Team

Client
Rambert Dance Company
Structural Engineer
Buro Happold
Services Engineer
Buro Happold
Quantity Surveyor
Gardiner & Theobald
Contractor
Vinci

Photography
Nick Guttridge

Data

Completion Date
2013
BREEAM target
Very good
Location
Upper Ground
South Bank
London SE1

RIBA Award
2014
The American Institute of Architects UK Design for Excellence Awards
Commendation 2016