The Sainsbury Centre brings together a number of different activities within a single, light-filled space, with structural and service elements contained within the lightweight enclosure of the double-layer walls and roof. Within this shell is a reception area, the Faculty of Fine Art, senior common room, a restaurant and galleries – designed to be intimate and inviting, the interior of the exhibition space evokes the spirit of the collection’s originally domestic setting. The interior captures the dynamic play of light and shade through the structure, complementing the building’s radical palette of tough, industrial materials.

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  • Appointment: 1974
  • Completion: 1978
  • Client: University of East Anglia

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Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00, Closed Mondays including bank holidays