Site factors – how people move about the village and arrive at the hall is important. This leads to a suggestion that the hall is approached across the east gable of the library rather than around it – this giving a more direct and attractive arrival.
Option A – Adapted Hall: view from the north east with the new entrance on the right and the meeting room on the left. (Note that this drawing exaggerates the height of the terraces required. The ground is flatter on site than shown on OS mapping from which modelling was done!)
Option A – Adapted Hall: view from the east, with meeting room to left hand side. At this early stage it is thought that the building may have a stone base, and a mixture of slate roofs and sedum/green roofs or possibly low pitched zinc roofs over the new spaces.
Option A – Adapted Hall: section cut through hall and gathering space looking south, with screens to entrance/gathering space open. (Please note that this drawing exaggerates the height of terrace required at the front of the building – the land is locally flatter than indicated on OS mapping, hence the inaccuracy in the modelling!)
Option A – Adapted Hall: looking from the stage towards the library courtyard with sliding doors open to the courtyard and fixed side seating running through.