This RAC building is hard to miss - sitting at the junction of the M4 and M5 motorways, just outside Bristol. In plan, it is triangular, or perhaps more accurately 'cam-shaped', having convex fašades and rounded corners. All three elevations are identical. Three floors high, it sits on a base storey which houses some of the more cellular elements of the programme. Above this are two floors of open plan offices. At the centre of the building is a triangular, top-lit atrium, criss-crossed by stairs. Service cores are efficiently placed at each corner. The walls to the two upper floors are totally glazed and lean outwards, with two intermediate rings of brise-soleil. Perhaps the most striking feature is the central mast and viewing gallery. Access to this is via a glazed lift which runs inbetween the two columns. A secondary access is by a minimally detailed transparent stair tower.
How to get there?
The project is best accessed by road.
From the M4, leave at Jn 20 (signed the South West, Bristol West, The Midlands & M5) and join the M5 southbound.
Follow the M5 and exit at Jn 16 (Filton, Thornbury & A38).
Join the A38 towards Bristol and at the next roundabout take the first exit into Bradley Stoke Way.
At the traffic lights, turn left into Woodlands Lane.
Turn left at the next roundabout onto Great Park Road.
RAC House is located on the right-hand side.