The Golden Lane Community Centre lies in the heart of the eponymous London housing estate built in the 1950s. It encapsulates the Modernist principles championed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, and has been recognised as a pioneer of Modern architecture, being awarded Grade II listed status. Most notable of these principles is the centre's monochrome palette accented with primary colours and the blurred boundaries between exterior and interior spaces facilitated by continuity of materials and the extensive use of glass fenestration.
Studio Partington was selected as Lead Designer through a limited bid in December 2015 and is developing proposals for refurbishing the centre balancing the restoration of the interior to the original design intention, improving the sustainability of the building and responding to the needs of the residents.
Location: City of London
Client: City of London Corporation