walk/tour, mixed use, gallery, offices, community/cultural, art studio
David Kohn Architects, 2022
The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, SE10 0QE
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.
188, 129, 108
The closest tube station in North Greenwich (30 metres). On the 24-hour Jubilee line, it gets you to London Bridge in 8 minutes and Waterloo in 11 minutes. EMIRATES AIR LINE CABLE CAR Connecting the Design District to the Royal Docks (near ExCel London) and the DLR. North Greenwich bus station is a major hub providing direct links across the city.
David Kohn Architects’ buildings A4 and B4 are a pair of miniature glowing palazzi. They share heavy red masonry bases, green gridded glazed facades and are adorned by figurative sculpture and an illuminated rooftop sign that announces your arrival at the ‘DESIGN DISTRICT.’
The architecture is classically-inspired but makes playful reference to other periods and ideas, from the heavily adorned palazzi of the Venetian guild houses, to the American mid-west roadside architecture beloved of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown, to the late works of British architect, James Stirling. The buildings speak of making rules and breaking them and hope to similarly inspire their creative occupants. Read about this project in the Architects' Journal, “Eclectic dreams: David Kohn’s Greenwich Design District buildings”and in the Swiss journal Werk, Bauen + Wohnen.
Project: Creative studios and workshops
Client: Knight Dragon
Status: Completed 2022
Construction: Value £5.5M
Design Team: Benjamin Boehringer, Adam Perkins, Natalie Klak, Tarn Philipp, Jessica Lyons, Matt Volsen, Philip Dring, Tom Whittaker
Photography: Max Creasy
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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