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Location London IG6
Having recently applied for funding to support the vision to build their own premises, Squire and Partners were approached by The Deborah Day Theatre School to design a new school, on a site sandwiched between a primary and secondary school.
The design takes inspiration from the movement and fluidity of dance, and responds to the pattern of stroboscopic movement created by a ballet dancer in motion, with external timber fins expressing sweeping curves and bends.
Five separate blocks are connected via a central open hub where staff, students and parents can meet, rehearse and socialise. Blocks differ in height in response to their function – double height studios are provided for larger performance and dances featuring aerial acrobatics.
Other uses include dressing rooms, recording studio, cafe, meeting facilities, classrooms, gymnasium and a creche.