JW3 Jewish Community Centre
JW3, the new Jewish Community Centre for London is the first of its kind in the UK. The building provides a vibrant and diverse mix of accommodation including a flexible performance auditorium, outdoor sunken event plaza, café hub, dance studios, cinema, offices and a nursery school. A nine storey residential tower was also constructed as part of the scheme. An innovative design was utilised allowing maximum flexibility and the challenge was to maintain suitable levels of sound insulation between spaces as part of this.
Extensive use is made of free cooling and natural ventilation, requiring bespoke facade and surface finish solutions to control the acoustics of the internal environment.The completed facility has been a great success and won a 2014 RIBA award for arts and leisure.