Artists Atelier London
The London Design District in the Greenwich Peninsula is a new one-hectare neighbourhood of 16 buildings that will provide a permanent base for creative businesses to trade, interact and grow. Eight emerging architectural practices selected across Europe have been given a pair of buildings to design independently and ‘blind’ from each other, creating a provocative diversity of colour and form. The two buildings are simple and elegant volumes that seek to have an adequate proportion with their surroundings. They are characterized by large openings in the façade which allow being ambiguous with their scale, and link the buildings with the industrial past. The buildings nuance their appearance and their implantation through the metallic surfaces of the facades and their brightness. Sober buildings but at the same time conscious of the character of the Design District.
Private Commission. Ongoing.