Open House Festival

D4 : Design District

mixed use

Barozzi Veiga, 2021

Building D4, Design District, Dormer Yard, 5-6 Soames Walk, SE10 0AX

D4 overlooks central square with a tall and slim facade acting as a landmark feature within the district.

Getting there


North Greenwich




108, 129, 132, 161, 180, 188, 422, 472, 486

Additional travel info

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.




Faber Futures Exhibiting

D4 is part of Design District, a one-of-a-kind architectural project like no other in London. The first floor will be activated by one of our community members, Faber Futures with their 'Normal Phenomena of Life' exhibition. Visitors will also be able to access a great view of Design District from the fourth floor.

Sara Shakeel

First displayed in 2019, Shakeel was awarded the Young Artist award Commission transforming NOW Gallery into a three-dimensional banqueting scene saturated with Shakeel’s trademark crystals.

The Great Supper is an assemblage of seemingly everyday objects.

Traces of an intimate family meal are situated at the centre of the gallery, inviting the viewer in to be part of a conversation. The stage is constructed from unassuming objects which have been carefully placed together; a table, dining chairs and crockery, framing Shakeel’s meal. The scene is dramatized by a saturation of glass crystals, propelling us to view the staples of domestic life through an altered lens.

Shakeel’s meticulous work expresses a subversive, witty dialogue through sculptural form and will explore and celebrate the gregariousness of the family table. Inanimate objects become the main players, an assemblage and modern day still life scene.

Barozzi Veiga

Barozzi Veiga is an architectural firm founded in 2004 in Barcelona by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga. Its work is characterised by buildings that are rooted in a place, change over time and have an emotional resonance. Creating atmosphere is at the heart of what the practice does. Barozzi Veiga has won many international awards, including the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture in 2015 for its translucent Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, Poland.

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