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November 26 2009
The 800msq building will replace the charity’s existing 1950s facility which currently occupies an adjacent site, and work is due to start in the coming months with completion scheduled for late 2010.
The RIAS competition winning scheme takes inspiration from a hand-carved Chinese celestial dragon which is housed in the display room of the current facility, and this inspiration manifests itself in the building’s undulating and sweeping zinc roof.
The new facility will include a workshop, art space, training areas, a gym, therapy spaces and admin offices as well as a remembrance room.
The building harbours a strong focus on internal flow, with a mainly open plan arrangement along one circulation spine. The organisation of the building aims to be as simple as possible so that the users can easily form a mental picture of the building. In addition, bold gestures are made at doorways and changes of direction to further assist navigation.
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