ndg cultural centre

layered frequencies

2010 undergraduate studio

Benny Farm is a unique site for which history, culture and community have all played strong roles in its development. The NDG Cultural Centre wraps the site on which it stands while holding the silver maple as its focal point, symbolizing the growing nature of the site.

The building is formed by a series of horizontal spaces spanning the two street fronts creating a semi-transparent filter of brick and glass which then opens inwards towards Benny Farm. Its program is divided by noise requirements through vertical displacements. The layering of horizontal and vertical spaces complements and references the site creating a building that offers a practical and comfortable experience.