Saturday, 15 May 2010
DEPTFORD VOICE CENTRE
The exterior space of the Deptford Voice Centre has an important role within the larger programme of the project, acting both as a magnet and gateway to potential visitors to the centre. The main body of the building is raised, allowing transition under its canopy from the high street to the greenery of the Albany park. This also allows people to dwell in the informal, semi-public space created below, offering a meeting point to a couple, or shelter to a commuter in the rain. Within the strategy to engage with people of the community, the centre uses its public realm as a front line, as the initial tool gaining the respect and admiration of its day-to-day users.