New Horizon Youth Centre, London

Competition winning design for an extension and alterations to this youth centre for young adults near London’s Euston Station. The centre is for 16 to 21-year-olds with a mixture of problems including homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse. The design provides flexible private spaces and communal areas, and a stimulating performance and learning area where lots of noise can be made without disturbing local residents. The double height extension space with a very large dormer window has a hyperbolic paraboloid roof. This curved shape is formed from straight line elements, so all the vertical or horizontal lines are straight, allowing use of regular steel and timber sections.

Completed 2010.

Client
New Horizon Youth Centre

Architect
Adam Khan Architects

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