The Outreach Foundation Community Centre receives an Award of Merit as part of the GIfA Awards 2015.
Local Studio’s Outreach FoundationCommunity Centre–in the no-nonsense lineage of ground-breaking buildings like OMA’s mid career ‘Kunsthal’ and ‘Educatorium’, in the Netherlands–demonstrates a confidence and maturity rare for such a young practice. It’s not surprising that an image of the project, knitted comfortably into its urban Hillbrow context, serves as the opener to the firm’s website. The building, with its strong social and communal focus, confidently grafts itself onto the rooftop of an earlier block in the precinct. It excellently demonstrates the necessity for a considered and elastic relationship between Urban Design and Architecture, and how these disciplines should always aspire to be mutually informative and interdependent.
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