Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre
The new Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre houses a large lecture theatre, a student learning space, seminar rooms and a dance studio. The project has developed and enhanced a significant part of the College’s site.
The building is raised on a podium and has been designed as a theatre within a garden. A curved, stone auditorium opens directly onto an oak-ceilinged foyer that extends out to pergolas and terraces overlooking the cricket pitch. The theatre is framed by a high stone screen that rises to allow clerestory light into the space. It is surmounted by a pleated ceiling sweeping down to the stage. The space can operate as fully enclosed, darkened, or as a brightly lit environment. The dance studio stands at the end of a long serpentine lake that connects back to the ancient heart of the College.
ArchitectNiall McLaughlin Architects
Structural EngineerPrice & Myers
Wood SupplierInwood Developments, Brooks Brothers
SpeciesEuropean oak, Siberian larch
FurnitureBenchmark, David Colwell Design