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Sure Start Community Building, Colchester RIBA Competition

Sure Start

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Competition | Past

​Sure Start Community Building

The new centre was to be a base for people to meet and have refreshments, where children could play and be looked after, and where advice is on hand.

Invited Education and Health

London based Practice dsdha were chosen from a strong shortlist to work with St Anne’s Sure Start Community Centre Steering Group.

dsdha were selected after a formal interview and were very proactive at the public consultation exercise involving local people in design led activities.

The new centre was to be a base for people to meet and have refreshments, where children could play and be looked after, and where advice is on hand. In addition the new building was to be a base for health clinics, parent support groups, and general community activities.


Awards
  • RIBA Award 2008
  • European Union Mies van der Rohe Award, 2009 - Nominated
  • Chicago Atheneaum International Architecture Award for the Best New Global Design - 2009
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