Royal Academy of Music - Void Practice Rooms

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Royal Academy of Music - Void Practice Rooms
The site is the unresolved semi-light well between the main RAM building, the Jack Lyons theatre, and Burton’s terraces to the north. The proposal is conceived as a ‘single cell’ element of contrasting yet sympathetic form that fits into place like a piece in a puzzle. The form, language and materiality have been derived from its historic environment, internal functions and the already achieved contemporary concert hall by JMP. Instead of a curved form clad in grey metal, the new building will have an angular mineral-like form of earthy colouration: providing a fitting contrast of form, adding to the ever interesting enclave of contrast that makes up the Academy campus. A new irregularly shaped acoustic room at the top is also provided, devoted to Opera.

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