St George's, Bristol

St George's Bristol was formed in 1987 with the conversion of the redundant church of St George on Brandon Hill in Bristol.  It is now operated as a concert venue by the charitable trust of St George's Bristol and boasts a truly superb acoustic and frequently attracts the world's most accomplished musicians.

The project involved a series of careful alterations to the Grade II* listed building to enhance the provision of back-stage facilities for performing artists and to improve the provision of public welfare facilities.

The scheme seeks to reorganise the back-stage areas to provide a flexible arrangement of spaces that maximise the effective use of the available space and through the removal of elements of utilitarian partioning introduced during the Hall's original conversion to do so in a manner that successfully reflects the crypt's original form.

The project also involves the design of a temporary exhibition pavilion in the form of a cantilevered box over the entrance steps decorated with imagery derived from high resolution digital scans of minerals and naturally occurring materials.

  • Photographs by Philip Vile courtesy of St. George's
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