A community centre for East London Black Womens' Organization (ELBWO) in Newham, East London. We added a new hall to the 19th century Methodist church hall intensifying the relationships between the interiors and the courtyard.
The new hall and deck amplified the typological image of a "Yard",
typical of Caribbean settlements. It was classed as a new
building and was thus exempt from VAT.
The new facade acted as a sociable threshold adding a public face to the organisation formed by people gathering.