The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

V&A

Refurbishment of a Grade I Listed lecture theatre

Architecture

This refurbishment of the existing Grade I Listed lecture theatre included designs for a new decorative acoustic lining, control box and finishes, as well as coordination of the works.

These subtle motifs – developed with a scenic painter – just catch the light from certain angles and create a clear contemporary feel that has a memory of the past.

We worked closely with the V&A staff, an acoustic consultant, English Heritage and the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to achieve a refurbishment that not only improved the quality of the space, but also gave it a contemporary feel.

Client

V&A

Location

Kensington, London, UK

Role

Architect

Collaborators

JG Sound Design

photography: David Lambert