Nigel Coates

London | Da 1985

National Centre for Popular Music

Sheffield, South Yorkshire | Regno Unito | Completed 1999

Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Fotografo: © Andrew Smith
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Interior glass roof Fotografo: © Andrew Smith
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Interior bar Fotografo: © Graham Gaunt
The ambitions of Music Heritage Ltd, the promoters of NCPM, were to make the first viable attraction in Britain centred on music. It would key-in to the vibrant local music industry, and give Sheffield a new landmark. They would have achieved all three had the displays been up to the standard of the building, which received considerable praise in the press. Our idea was simple. Lift four circular galleries up to first floor level, and bring visitors to their level by way of a wide central stair. People would choose which gallery to enter first, and effectively would write their own script. The building is now a successful music venue known as the ‘Hub’.

Team Design:

Nigel Coates, Doug Branson, Allan Bell, Guy Dickinson, Chris Haine

Client:

Music Heritage Ltd.

Socio:

Contractor: HPG Construction Ltd.
Consultant: Buro Happold London, Max Fordham
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
City view Fotografo: © Graham Gaunt
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Drum close-up Fotografo: © Graham Gaunt
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Construction interior joiner Fotografo: © Nigel Coates
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Construction exterior joiner Fotografo: © Nigel Coates
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
CAD drawings by Nigel Coates
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Drum top fabrication Fotografo: © Nigel Coates
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Computer collage by Nigel Coates
Nigel Coates-National Centre for Popular Music
Model by Andrew Putler