Mole Architects, 2021
Building D2, 3 Dormer Yard, SE10 0EB
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.
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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.
Mole Architects will conduct the tours of D2 and tenants such as Wizard Works, The Photography Foundation and Helen Kirkum will be hosting open-studios.
An Iridescent aluminium sheets clad the rhomboid-shaped D2 building, a creative workplace by Cambridge studio Mole Architects that forms the latest addition to London's Design District.
The building's facades are clad in a continuous rainscreen made from folded aluminium sheets with an iridescent finish, which shifts from green to deep blue depending on how light falls upon it.
Decorative external glass fins that incorporate a dichroic layer are positioned alongside the windows and also produce a colour-changing effect.
The shimmering colours of the profiled facade and the glass fins are intended to evoke the shifting shades of a gas flame – a reference to the site's history as one of Europe's largest gasworks.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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