Orangebox Young People’s Centre was built in Halifax for Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and funded by the Myplace BIG Scheme. The centre links to the Grade 1 listed Piece Hall and sees the conversion and extension of two Victorian buildings, originally built to store fruit and veg. The completed extension includes a wide variety of facilities for young people, including a dance studio, recording studio, climbing wall, rehearsal rooms, advice and counselling support, roof level skate park and roof garden. The design navigates the complex levels dictated by the topography and variety of existing buildings whilst forming new […]


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Some terrific news to kick off the New Year – In October we had a great afternoon with 15 uber-talented young designers, aged between 8-14 as we held a workshop at Gagarin HQ for the V&A/ Serpentine Gallery sponsored Young Architects Competition. Nearly 800 entries were received from across the UK and 10 other countries across the globe, with a very high standard of entries across the board. The competition was judged by a panel of experts, comprised of the Serpentine’s Artistic Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist; the designer of the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, Bjarke Ingels; and Christine Murray, Editor of […]