|Client||Salesians of Don Bosco|
This new community house for the Salesians of Don Bosco forms part of the overall redevelopment of buildings for the St John Bosco College in Battersea.
Located on a triangular site where Orbel Street meets Surrey Lane, the development comprises two 3-storey wings of accommodation which are hinged about a glazed main entrance and circulation space. The building’s cranked form, recessed balconies, decorative dog-toothed brickwork and perforated metal balustrades provide a contemporary, contextualised street frontage. Materials and colour palette echo the calm and welcoming ethos of the client.
A small copper-clad chapel sits at the heart of the scheme, whilst elsewhere with personal accommodation for the members of the religious community, the community house includes accommodation for visiting residents.
Brick Awards - shortlisted
RIBA London Awards - shortlisted
UK Property Awards - highly commended
NLA - shortlisted
Photographs JZA Photography