The Laban building is the world's largest purpose-built contemporary dance centre and a leading conservatoire for contemporary dance artist training. Our range of activities, excellent facilities and world-class faculty are what make the Faculty of Dance such a dynamic and inspiring environment in which to learn and work.
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building online today with our 360 virtual
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). Herzog and de Meuron collaborated with visual artist
Michael Craig-Martin to create this iconic and bold building.
Our 13 purpose-built dance studios have the latest sprung
flooring. Large windows and the building's semi-translucent
cladding allow natural light to flood into the spacious studios
during the day and 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. Studio space is also available at our old site at Laurie
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. You can find out more
about our disability policies here.
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Last updated on Fri 24 Aug 2012 16.50h