Hewitt Studios | Hereford College of Arts The Arts Space Exhibition and Cafe HCA Hub
Hewitt Studios are architects, product and urban designers based in Bath, UK. We are passionate advocates of sustainable architecture and socially-responsible design.
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The Arts Space – HCA

The Arts Space – HCA

Hereford College of Arts approached us to devise a new front-end for their existing campus. As an Arts College, they demanded an innovative design-led solution. Our proposal delivers much-needed cafe, exhibition and admin space in a striking new volume. With a strong sustainability agenda, the structure is formed of glu-lam and mass-timber and the space is naturally ventilated and day-lit. A reflective pool is used to both animate the space and mediate sunlight. Externally, the building is clad in a combination of local timber and anodised aluminium panels, subtly reflecting its immediate environment. A comprehensive landscape scheme roots the building to the site and creates a series of external social and exhibition spaces for the College and its students.

Date

3rd December 2012

Category

Architecture, Arts & Culture, Community, Design, Education, Featured

Tags
Sustainable, Timber