we had an exclusive tour of the new central saint martins site at kings cross by head of college, prof. jane rapley obe last week. build on to and part of the old granary building the architects have managed to maintain the old and compliment it with the new.
it is an astonishingly different style of building compared to the previous buildings that were steeped in history but unfortunately rather tatty round the edges due to the massive maintenance required (to those of us who studied there the drafty and broken windows while doing life drawing in january only added to the charm!).
however, the new building marks a new beginning and a clean slate for the new students to use as an incredible spring board. we particularly like the drama centre london vintage audition sign next to the hall of fame. it proved a most enlightening trip and made us all wish we were back at art school.
unfortunately if your a 'civilian' you can only go into the central atrium below the granary building but it's still worth a look.
photography by bella towse