The Centre provides alternative environments and structures for artistic research, experimentation, discovery and production, out of which emerges an ongoing programme of exhibitions, public events, family and schools activity.
We designed two distinct new buildings - a reception and a studio facility. These are located adjacent to existing converted farm sheds and a Grade II listed, 17th century farmhouse. The cluster of buildings created defines a number of external spaces and courtyards of varying enclosure and character.
The composition of the principle north facade to the studio block refers to the aesthetic of the adjacent farmhouse’s timber frame structure. This is achieved using a modular, prefabricated glulam cladding frame across the full facade. The frame is in-filled with full height timber windows and solid ventilation panels creating an additional rhythm within the composition.