Friends House, London, United Kingdom. Architect: John McAslan & Partners, 2015.
|:||Tiered seating and timber lining. Friends House, London, United Kingdom. Architect: John McAslan & Partners, 2015.|
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|:||Friends House, London, United Kingdom. Architect: John McAslan & Partners, 2015.|
|:||John McAslan & Partners|
|:||Friends House is the home of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain. The Grade II building by Hubert Lidbetter won the RIBA Bronze Medal in 1927. The refurbishment transforms the Large Meeting House, seating 1,200, into a versatile, accessible and sustainable space, which responds to the growing needs of the outreach and social programmes at Friends House. The redesign has created a coherent and dynamic space - moveable raked seating allows a range of configurations and a dramatic roof-light fills the space with daylight. Now providing disabled access, the reconfigured congregation space is inclusive, calm and luminous.|
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