SOUP Architects’ designs for a private art studio perched on a Channel Islands hillside has won planners’ approval
The 250m² Le Passage project for artist Bennt Bengtsson includes an art studio and gallery space next to his home in Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands.
Located on the north coast of the island, on Le Petit Val hill, the designs include large windows providing plenty of natural light and views over the English Channel. The lower ground floor accommodates canvases and the artist’s materials.
The building’s black-pigmented concrete skin lends it an industrial aesthetic.
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Title of Project Le Passage
Client Bennt Bengtsson
Type of project Artist’s studio and private art gallery
Architect SOUP Architects
Project architect Max Babbe
Structural engineer Babbe McCathie
Quantity surveyor WT Partnership
Start on site January 2019
Completion December 2019
Contract duration 12 months
Gross internal floor area 250m²
Contract and/or procurement Two-stage