Dance City sits in a tough context of a busy main road. Two elements interlock: a masonry box containing the dance studios and theatre face the road, and a lighter steel frame containing administration opens onto a square at the rear. The planning of the building is very simple: the atrium acts as a blank canvas for its users and as the organising element, with the accommodation wrapping around it offering clarity for circulation yet giving many unfolding views and glimpses. This is evidently a building which has allowed an organisation to grow. It sits well in its context, brings cohesion to a piece of the city, and is a delight to be in and a source of great pride for its users.