The Pagoda Chinese Community Centre has been at the centre of the Liverpool Chinese community since it was built in the early 1980’s. For long, it was supported by the city council as a community centre, but the recent financial climate has not allowed that to continue. The centre has been the base for the leading Chinese youth orchestra, and that has formed the basis for an application to the Arts Council to convert the building into an Arts Centre.
The design reconfigures the building to face Lydia Anne St, and provides it with a new very visible porch. Otherwise the functions are accommodated within the existing building envelope with the extra spaces needed provided for by constructing a new floor above which will be the performance hall, and underneath which the new practice rooms and other needs will be fitted.
You can try a walk-through by following this BIMx link (opens in a new window).