The new lecture theatre at Camberwell College of Arts has been a key part of the building development at Peckham Road. Located at basement level of B block, the new lecture theatre seats 251 people which will enable more cross-course and cross-level events.
Interestingly it is one of the areas within the college where the CGI image (as shown above) provided by architects is almost identical to the final space (shown below). Though there was a lot of discussion by stakeholders over the seating colour choice, the orange was settled upon to bring warmth to the subterranean space. Along with the wooden cladded walls, the theatre has a very different feel to the rest of the new academic building, which is more industrial inspired in style.