JW3: Jewish Community Centre London

London, UK

Designed to be an inclusive gateway to Jewish community in London, JW3 is where young and old, orthodox and secular, can gather, celebrate and socialise together.

JW3’s programme embraces arts, culture, debate, food & drink, nightlife, health & fitness, and family – all with a Jewish flavour and context. The new building is modern, forward thinking and filled with events and activities that invigorate Jewish life in the capital. Through a programme of events and across the building, JW3 is transforming the lives of the tens of thousands of Jews living in London.

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The Architects’ Journal

An early concept model of the auditorium.

The multipurpose hall accommodates up to 270 people seated or a standing audience of 400.

Occupying part of the ground and the first floors is a flexible multipurpose hall designed to cater for a wide variety of uses.

An intimate screening room located off the ground floor foyer offers a high standard audiovisual experience for up to 60 people.

An intimate screening room located off the ground floor foyer offers a high standard audiovisual experience for up to 60 people.

The scheme comprises a flexible three-storey community centre – a generous open space for outdoor events, carefully protected from the Finchley Road and a residential block of 14 two-bedroom flats with views to the southwest. Occupying part of the ground and the first floors is a flexible multipurpose hall designed to cater for a wide variety of uses ranging from drama, dance, lectures and workshops to flat floor events such as functions, exhibitions, bar mitzvahs etc. It is a robust, clean-finished room with an audience balcony and retractable seating that can quickly reconfigure the room between formats. The multipurpose hall accommodates up to 270 people seated or a standing audience of 400. A double-height acoustic sliding door connects the room to the central foyer/hub of the building and a matching second door brings daylight into the space or can be opened onto the adjacent outdoor piazza. An intimate screening room located off the ground floor foyer offers a high standard audiovisual experience for up to 60 people.

We advised on the design of the multi-purpose hall, screening room and the performance-related technical provision throughout the building.

See how JW3 has impacted its community.

Project Details

Client

JCC Ventures Ltd

Completed

2013

Awards

Civic Trust Award 2015
RIBA National Award 2014
New London Awards 2014

Credits

Services Engineer

Norman Disney and Young

Structural Engineer

AKT II

Lighting Consultant

Speirs and Major

Main Contractor

BAM

Photography

Nina Sologubenko / LDS

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