The project by Lynch Architects, for a mixed-use development off Holloway Road in London,wants to involve a better accommodation for the National Youth Theatre and substantial new housing.
“NYT’s accommodation is reconfigured and relocated to give additional sound stages, a café, archive space and lift access, as well as more of a public presence on the street. New porticos thread through the site, with bench seating that can also act as impromptu stages for students.” bdonline.co.uk
“Our project connects the Tufnell Park Road and Holloway Road, via a series of courtyards around which are composed some new and refurbished brick blocks housing flats above, with a series of workshops and small shops at ground floor.
The site is the home of the National Youth Theatre. We are providing NYT with new and improved accommodation as well as making their presence on the site more visible and accessible to the public.
A number of existing artisanal workshops and studios will be re-housed in new or refurbished accommodation.
We see the new buildings as versions of the Victorian Warehouses and Palazzo types that currently exist there, and have tried to find an appropriate architectural character for a deep city block that can mediate between ‘high street’ and the domestic hinterland of the site.” Says the architects.