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“Interesting, but very small”

The Architecture Centre
Ranked #106 of 193 things to do in Bristol
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Owner description: The Architecture Centre champions better buildings and places for people. By demonstrating the value of good design we aim to increase public awareness and enjoyment of the built environment, and stimulate demand for design excellence. The Architecture Centre exists to foster a greater understanding and enjoyment of architecture and to promote the value of a better built environment. We believe that by increasing public awareness and working with those responsible for development, we will help raise expectations and thereby provide both opportunities and demand for better buildings and places. Every aspect of the work undertaken by The Architecture Centre aims to: Widen public awareness Develop understanding and appreciation Demonstrate the value of good design Encourage good practice The Architecture Centre is the leading regional expert on engaging the public with the built environment and championing the creation of better quality neighbourhoods, buildings and public spaces. Based in Bristol and relating directly to that particular urban environment we respond equally to the needs of the wider South West region. The Centre’s programme includes exhibitions, events, lectures and critical debate, work with artists, and visits to inspiring buildings. Our learning programme delivers engaging built environment education to children and young people in the South West. We promote the value of good design - empowering communities undergoing change to shape their environment for the better, and working with built environment professionals, local authority officers and councillors to achieve design excellence. The Centre is based on Bristol’s Harbourside and our gallery is open to the public 5 days a week (we are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Please visit our website for more information on opening times and current exhibition and events programme.
Hove, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Interesting, but very small”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

The displays were around the Olympics and the design of the buildings, which was very interesting. The only gripe, is that it is basically one room, but then again, it is free entry. Worth popping in for 20 minutes though.

Visited February 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A real disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

If part of the brief is to inspire youngsters who might want to become architects or to explain what it is like to be an architect then this totally missed the mark. The tedious exhibit of photographsand a dull video left us cold and we left after less than five minutes.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank RichardandCaroline
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bristol Architecture Centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

A small exibition space with knowledgable friendly staff - Organised walks of different parts of Bristol for locals and visitors

Visited August 2012
Thank mrtibs
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