Trinity Laban's Faculty of Dance has the largest purpose built contemporary dance centre in the world. The Laban Building was designed by Herzog and de Meuron, the Pritzker Prize winning (2001) Swiss architects who also designed the Tate Modern and the National Stadium in Beijing (2008 Olympic Games).
'It is a building which champions the idea that intelligence, creativity, imagination and art make life better.'
Rowan Moore, London Evening Standard
Herzog and de Meuron collaborated with visual artist Michael Craig-Martin to create this iconic and bold building.
The Laban Building has been designed to ensure full access for people with a wide range of disabilities from wheelchair users to those with sensory and learning difficulties.
By day the building's semi-translucent cladding allows traces of dance and movement to be visible through the walls. By night, the building becomes a coloured beacon with light and movement spilling out illuminating the surrounding area.
The cafe and other public areas of the building are open 09.00 - 17.00hrs Monday to Friday.
Unfortunately we cannot allow members of the public access to the entire building on a day to day basis as our students are our main priority and we need to keep the disruption to a minimum, thanks for your understanding.
We are, however, offering fortnightly guided tours. For more information or to book a tour see our Guided tours section or contact our Events team on [email protected]
'The glowing beauty of the new dance centre will match the elegance of the activities inside.'
Jonathon Glancey, Guardian