The RIBA Stirling Prize: A Celebration of British Architecture

RIBA Stirling Prize winner 2003 - Laban Centre

Laben Centre

Laban Centre, London
Herzog & de Meuron
Commission 1998
Completion 2003
Exterior view
Photograph by Margherita Spiluttini


The Laban Centre is a school of contemporary dance based in south London. The colourful transparent building designed by Herzog & de Meuron is intended to show off silhouettes of the dancers within and to glow when lit up at night.
 
At the heart of the building there is a 300-seat theatre and on the lower level offices, a library and a cafeteria. Studio spaces of different shapes, sizes and colours are on the upper level. The architects collaborated with the artist Michael Craig-Martin to select the palette of colours used. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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