Holborn House Community Centre

London, 2021
Architect: 6a Architects

Holborn House is a new community building in Camden for the Holborn Community Association (HCA), an organisation with a 100 year history.
The old basement gymnasium, buried within the city block, has been transformed into a more modern facility, adding two new storeys, a new public face and facilities to the existing building.

The approach taken was to rebuild as much as possible, demolishing and stripping the old leaky gym back to essential concrete infrastructure, retaining basement floor slabs, ground floor concrete structure, posts and lateral brick walls, to mitigate additional embodied carbon from complete demolition.

The 500m2 building lighting was designed to provide a mix of interchangable and adjustable spot luminaires with potentiometers for curatorial adjustment combined with seperatley switched linear luminaires for for general illuminationn