'community architecture without the earnestness'
Harbinder Singh Birdi and Seth Rutt are working on designs for the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, the first UK arts centre devoted to promoting art by ethnic and minority groups. The building accommodates a gallery, studio and rehearsal spaces for both visual and performing arts. The architects will work directly with the Art Exchange's resident artists on aspects of the design.
The £3.7 million building, funded primarily by the Arts Council, is due to be completed in 2007.