Discovery Centre

Project Description

Short-listed competition entry for a Discovery Centre in Ashford. The brief called for a new kind of civic building, a one-stop shop ‘container’ which was to house a broad range of services such as a public library, adult education facilities, citizens' advice bureau, etc. 

The proposal was conceived as a gateway to Ashford, and a linking element between two separated sides of the town. The building is sited on a new campus and public park which forms a new cultural and social hub for the town.