Lyde Green Community Centre, Bristol
Scope: New 880 sqm community centre and public square
Client: South Gloucestershire Council
Value: £1.6 million
Lyde Green Community Centre is located within the new suburb of Lyde Green, to the East of Bristol. The building includes a multi-use hall, café and associated kitchen, changing facilities, flexible circulation spaces, meeting rooms and protected external space. The new Community Centre addresses the new Public Square, on which the main entrance is located. The integration of public artwork into the building’s fabric works very effectively. The glazed brise soleil panels offer printed views of local countryside and change colour as sunlight hits them in
different ways during the day. A projecting and sweeping front canopy identifies the entrance point and offers external protection from the elements. Upon entry, the building presents itself in a clear and logical manner. The multi-use circulation space runs the full length of the building and acts as its spine with other rooms/uses opening up on each side.
[Project undertaken by Andrew Brown while at Oxford Architects]