Wood and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

The state-of-the-art Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the first purpose-built music college in the United Kingdom (U.K.) to be constructed since 1987, is the only one in the nation to be designed especially to cater to the very different demands of the digital era.

Laden with wood, the cultural hub boasts five performance venues, a public concert hall, experimental music space, studios, and numerous practice rooms of varying sizes.

The combination of detail with artistic and educational ambition, however, as resulted in a monument to the arts and culture in Birmingham City.


Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Location: Birmingham City University, Birmingham City, U.K.
Year of completion: 2017
Photo credits: Hufton+Crow