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New Horizon Youth Centre, King’s Cross RIBA Competition

New Horizon Youth Centre

Adam Khan Architects © ​David Grandorge
Competition | Past

​New Horizon Youth Centre

The refurbishment and extension of an established day centre for young homeless people in Kings Cross, in a Grade II listed building.

Open Education and Health

Adam Khan Architects were selected as winners of the competition

Founded in 1968 by the late Lord Longford, New Horizon Youth Centre is a day centre working with young people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk in King’s Cross. New Horizon offers a supportive environment and channels young people towards productive lifestyles and occupations.

The purpose of the competition was to investigate opportunities for the Centre to deliver its mission as effectively as possible in the future from its current headquarters, by the adaptation of its existing space.

The winning scheme combines thoughtfulness for the institution with direct and legible architectural ideas. Centred on the concept of Home, combined with Adam Khan’s nurturing qualities, it offers flexibility and the ease and generosity of a welcoming, settled house.

  • RIBA Award 2010
  • Civic Trust Award 2012 - Commendation
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