• LAMDA, London
  • Visualisation of proposed new building (image credit: Niall McLaughlin Architects)

...a dramatic future for a 150-year-old arts academy

LAMDA, London

  

Project summary

 

In 2002 LAMDA made the decision to move their teaching school and theatre to a new site in Hammersmith. They purchased the old Royal Ballet School site between the Talgarth Road and the Piccadilly Line. The site is positioned between a six-lane highway and a railway line and presents considerable challenges for a teaching environment - most notably traffic noise, railway noise and pollution. At the same time, it is an extraordinarily high profile location with great visibility. The result will be an exciting, inexpensive building that relishes the gritty urban qualities of its location and produces robust, calm spaces for learning.

 

Charcoalblue is working with the architects on the consolidation of LAMDA’s currently disparate and remote teaching sites onto this single-site campus in Hammersmith. Development will consist of a 300 seat adaptable theatre with full flytower and support accommodation, foyers, dressing rooms and technical teaching areas. Elsewhere within the building there will be a single room theatre studio, a TV studio, seven further rehearsal and teaching studios, along with music practice rooms, classrooms and office accommodation

 

Elsewhere within the building there will be a single room theatre studio, a TV studio, seven further rehearsal and teaching studios, along with music practice rooms, classrooms and office accommodation.