The Architecture Centre

The Architecture Centre
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol
City of Bristol
BS1 4QA
England

Website

www.architecturecentre.co.uk/

E-mail

info@architecturecentre.co.uk

Telephone

0117 922 1540

Fax

0117 922 1541

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The Architecture Centre is an independent organisation dedicated to the exploration and promotion of excellence in all aspects of the built environment. It was founded by the Bristol Centre for the Advancement of Architecture (BCAA), a charitable trust. The Centre's programme includes exhibitions, guided tours, visits, discussions, workshops and lectures. We are also working with schools and colleges on ways of using the built environment as a teaching medium. The Centre's principal aim is to encourage public demand for excellent design by increasing people's awareness and enjoyment of their built environment. We also aim to provide a meeting place for all professions involved in the creation and maintenance of the built environment.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Architecture centre

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm

Closed all day Monday

Admission charges

Admission free

Collection details

Architecture, Design

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

RIBA International Awards

  • 22 January — 20 April 2014 *on now

For the first time ever, the Architecture Centre has produced an exhibition of winning projects from the Royal Institute of British Architects’ prestigious international awards programme, which celebrates work by RIBA members around the world.

The exhibition presents the most recent winners in both of the RIBA’s international award categories from 2013, with nine RIBA Award winning buildings from the European Union and twelve RIBA International Award winners. It includes projects by Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners, Adjaye Associates, Wilkinson Eyre and Grimshaw Architects.

The exhibition features the original awards panels submitted by the architects for consideration, alongside supplementary supporting material including films, models and mock ups.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/exhibitions-riba-international-awards

Not-at-present-in-use-maybe-never-again Object: DEAD STORAGE

  • 4 March — 20 April 2014 *on now

Researchers from the University of the West of England’s (UWE) Department of Architecture and the Built Environment have been examining the changing nature of ‘stuff’ kept in the home, seeking to understand how these collections are impacting on the way we inhabit our living spaces.

This exhibition will present an introduction to the project along with photographs of every day prosaic objects that reveal a new perspective on the ordinary and a better insight into the pressure this is putting on space in the home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/exhibitions-dead-storage

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

O. Space Project Teaching Resources

http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/o_space_project

A series of teaching resources based on the Weymouth O.Space design challenge project developed by the Architecture Centre in March 2010.
Explanatory teacher notes and resources to deliver a similar project are available to download and can be adapted for use on other public spaces.

Creator

  • Architecture Centre Bristol

Publisher

  • Architecture Centre Bristol

How to obtain

Download from the Architecture Centre website

Bristol Blitzed

http://www.bristolblitzed.org

Bristol Blitzed gives a fascinating insight into pre-war Bristol and its post war development. It includes an architectural walking trail of the city centre which explores the impact of WW2 bombing raids on Bristol's built environment. It is a life-long learning resource on local history and architecture and is suitable for all ages. The website also includes teaching and learning resources for schools. www.bristolblitzed.org

Creator

  • Architecture Centre Bristol
  • Bristol Museums

Publisher

  • Architecture Centre Bristol
  • Bristol Museums

How to obtain

On-line. Can download a pdf of the walking trail leaflet.

Building for the Future – Every Child Matters and Built Environment Education publication

http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/education-resources-building-for-the-future

An educational advocacy document produced by the Architecture Centre, Bristol.
This document sets out how Architecture and Built Environment Centres (ABECs) such as The Architecture Centre in Bristol, can use built environment education as a valuable and creative means of meeting the important Every Child Matters agenda. Of interest to educational and cultural sectors.

Creator

  • Amy Harrison - Architecture Centre, Bristol

Publisher

  • Architecture Centre, Bristol

How to obtain

Download pdf from weblink
email: info@architecturecentre.co.uk for printed copy
Free

Sustainable Schools: case studies and event films

http://www.architecturecentre.co.uk/sustainable_schools

The Architecture Centre has compiled a series of case studies about newly designed schools with a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability. In addition we hosted a series of talks by local architects working on sustainable new school buildings in the south west region. These events were filmed and are now available to view as a resource on the Architecture Centre's blip tv page.

Creator

  • The Architecture Centre, Bristol

Publisher

  • The Architecture Centre, Bristol

How to obtain

visit the Architecture Centre website to download

Sweet History?

http://www.sweethistory.org

A website and trail exploring the impact of the sugar and slavery on the built environment of Bristol. Developed in partnership with young people and local historians the trail features many key buildings and locations connected to Bristol's history with the sugar and slave trades. The website contains education resources and podcast material.

Creator

  • Amy Harrison - Architecture Centre, Bristol
  • Archimedia Core Group - Knowle West Media Centre
  • Paul Matson Graphic Design

Publisher

  • Architecture Centre, Bristol

How to obtain

You can download a free copy of the trail map from the website: www.sweethistory.org or email: centre@architecturecentre.co.uk to request a hard copy

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