Creating a new home for the national company for contemporary dance, this building has created light-filled dance studios, changing rooms and offices, all raised above a generous ground floor, allowing touring truck access at the rear and providing a welcoming entrance space with archive and public reading room below. The sectional arrangement exploits the mix of single and double-height spaces, allowing permeability and views between them. A central courtyard optimises natural light and ventilation, while also acting as a social focus for the life of the building.