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​The Green, Nunhead

by AOC Architecture

Client Nunhead's Voice
Awards RIBA London Award 2017

© Tim Soar

This delightful community hall is a playful and ebullient piece of architecture that riffs on the surrounding buildings.

The jury were particularly impressed by the successful nature of community involvement in the scheme, where a group of local residents and volunteers were the driving force behind the project. It is now clearly a much-loved local landmark hosting a variety of diverse events, including martial arts, dance, music and language classes for a diverse range of ages and communities.

The unusual combination of architectural elements forms a thoughtful and informed comment on architecture and delight. The unusual and distinctive use of pale green paint and red-stained plywood; the dynamic diagonal stair; the beautiful lanterns and carefully placed picture windows; the brickwork that changes around the building; the signage and emblem of the area in the depiction of Jenny Green as a caryatid; are brought together in an original composition that lend a level of grandeur and dignity to a simple community hall, with an ambitious architectural intent.

Contractor Neilcott Construction
Structural Engineers engineers HRW
M&E Engineers Synergy Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyor Appleyard & Trew
Transport Consultant WSP Group
CDM Co-ordinatorAppleyard & Trew
BREEAM Consultant FES Group
Internal Area 307 m²

© Tim Soar
© Tim Soar
© Tim Soar
© Tim Soar
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