The Shulman Auditorium is remarkable for its skilful combination of traditional materials with an uncompromisingly modern design. The use of the elegant columns as vertical cantilevers allows the roof structure to be free of horizontal ties. The roof thus floats effortlessly above the external walls and all but disappears internally.
Closing the electrically operated large timber louvres transforms the space into an intimate living room. The building conveys that rare quality of feeling as if it has always been there.
Winner of RIBA Regional Sustainability Award sponsored by The Rooflight Company