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.Make The Architecture Centre a centerpiece of your Bristol vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bristol day trip app .
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 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).
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