lacaton & vassal projets / projects publications agence / office
Royal College of Art, Battersea South, London
lieu / location: Londres, Royaume-Uni
> show on map
année / year: 2016
catégorie / type: education
état / status: competition, unbuilt / concours, non réalisé
surface / size: 19 753 m2 / sqm
client: Royal College of Art
> text english
> text français
> images
> fiche projet
The project aims to create spaces for uses, spaces to live, to study, to work...
To create the margin of freedom and space, essential for uses and appropriation, our goal is to enlarge widely the surface of the programme in order to provide more space.
A primary open and economical structure with a large capacity is installed on the site, from the basement up to 16,80 m above the ground (20,30 m on the South).
It generates a system of floors and a superposition of spaces of 6.50 metres high, partly occupied by light structures of mezzanines and put in continuity by gently sloping planes. It offers a significant appropriable surface, programmed or free, whether single or double height, with various climates and ambiances, up to the large terrace on the roof, open for installations, events, etc.
19.753* m2 of surface are created for a required programme of 15.000 m2 within the same budget. The building, open to its surroundings and transparent, invites to observe its activity.

* gross area, non included the terrace on the roof and ramps (4.955 m2)

Location : London, England
Design year : Competition, non prize winner 2016
Client : Royal College of Art (RCA)
Architects :
Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal,
with, Gaëtan Redelsperger chief project, Roddy Bow, Iseult Mc Cullough, Cora Schöneich, Maria Del Mar Esteve, Olivier Lekien, Julien Callot, Cloé Cazade, collaborators.
Program :
Architectural design of the new RCA at Battersea – School of Architecture / Material / Fine Art / Research Centres / Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Gross floor area : 19 753 sqm
Site : Londres, Royaume-Uni
Date : Concours 2016
Client : Royal College of Art (RCA)
Architectes :
Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal,
avec, Gaëtan Redelsperger chef de projet, Roddy Bow, Iseult Mc Cullough, Cora Schöneich, Maria Del Mar Esteve, Olivier Lekien, Julien Callot, Cloé Cazade architectes collaborateurs.
Programme :
Construction d’une extension de l’université RCA (école d'art) au sud de Battersea pour les sections Architecture / Textile / Beaux-Arts / Centre de recherche / Entrepreneuriat et Innovation
Surface plancher : 19 753 m2