13 Soames Walk, SE10 0AX
C3 is home to Bureau, a members club at the heart of Design District. Its undulating white facade creates informal pockets of space on the interior, ideal for flexible working models.
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Cable car from the Royal Docks
C3 is the heart of the Design District forming half of Bureau, an entry level coworking club which offers a range of studio and social spaces with flexible, low cost membership designed specifically for those in the creative industries. The building provides approximately 1,300 sqm of new work and gathering spaces with a ground floor restaurant, screening lounge and external recessed courtyards.
Its clean, white aesthetic is interrupted by the informality of its skin, shaping unexpected ways to enjoy interstitial spaces and soften boundaries. The undulating plan shapes the angle and depth of view from the irregular, oversized apertures onto the narrow lanes and the public squares. Vertical, white, curved extrusions wrap the exterior of the building. The irregular oscillation works to break down the building mass from the outside and create informal pools of owned space within the open floor plan. Windows in the façade line face different directions, like bay windows, allowing both views into the narrow lanes from within the building and vice versa. As the building has such an animated skin, the shadow play of the tracking sun creates ever changing elevations and very different qualities of space at the building edges. Despite the unusual nature of the façade it has been highly regulated in order to ensure that the construction stays sustainable and low cost, allowing the creative spaces within to stay affordable.
HNNA are a studio of urban designers and architects founded by Hannah Corlett who combine practice and research to reconsider how we design cities. Our focus is on questioning preconceived attitudes in the midst of contemporary challenges. We have a strong reputation for delivering intelligent, inventive solutions that creatively add value for clients who are looking to invest in the future.
Having worked with Allies and Morrison Architects on the 2015 Masterplan for the whole of the Greenwich Peninsula HNNA were appointed directly to be the masterplanners of the Design District, 1 of the 8 architects and overall design coordinator of the other architects and consultants.
Building D1, designed by Architecture 00 forms one of two buildings that house Bureau, which offers coworking in the heart of Design District. D1 is home to a variety of workspaces and businesses with meeting rooms, studios and Forum.
Architecture 00, 2021
Designed by SelgasCano, listen to musicians perform in different areas inside and outside of Canteen during the festival. We'll be showcasing some of London's best independent musicians. Enjoy food and drink from global street food traders.
Drop in / Guided tour
Building D2 designed by Mole Architects has a striking exterior with an iridescent painted finish that changes colour with the light. Internally timber was chosen for its renewable low-carbon properties. Mole Architects also designed the adjacent C2, Ziggurat-shaped and clad in CorTen weathered steel, which makes a striking statement. The building is fitted out with a test kitchen and studios.
Mole Architects, 2021
Drop in / Workshop
The Institute of Creativity and Technology is based in Design District building A1, designed by Barozzi Veiga. It is a future-focused home of experimentation, connection and collaboration. Explore the building and take part in workshops.
Barozzi Veiga, 2021
Drop in / Guided tour
theatre, health, education, concert/performance space, art studio
The building, designed by Mole Architects, comprises a 2000 square foot rehearsal top-lit studio, open-plan office, music production studio. Constructed entirely from timber, clad in weathered steel and designed to limit energy consumption.
Mole Architects, 2022
The NOW Gallery is an art space - contained within two curved glass pavilions linked by a patinated brass-edged canopy - which defines the southern edge of Peninsula Square and acts as a gateway to the south, the cable car and Central Park.
Barfield Marks, 2014
Design District is a collection of 16 buildings designed by eight architects, one minute from North Greenwich station. The District supports an ecosystem of creative businesses and helps foster connections through affordable spaces, comprehensive facilities and a thriving events programme.
walk/tour, mixed use, gallery, offices, community/cultural, art studio
A pair of affordable studio buildings as part of a new creative district on the Greenwich peninsula. David Kohn Architects worked with developer Knight Dragon on two new build creative studio buildings as part of the Design District.
David Kohn Architects, 2022
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