00 Architecture

The Foundry

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The Foundry

00 Architecturearchmarathon00 Architecture
109B, Mare Street Studios, 203-213 Mare St, London
www.architecture00.net
Category:
Workspaces
Project selected:
The Foundry
Location:
London, UK
Year:
2015
Winner of Workspaces category

Jury motivation: A thoughful adaptation of an old factory extended with new facilities creating an affordable and sociallity welcoming ensamble.

The Foundry is a landmark new home in Vauxhall, London, for voluntary and charitable organisations from the social justice and human rights sector. Created by the transformation of an early 20th Century shoe polish factory, it provides an accessible and collaborative base for these mission driven organisations. The open ground floor and external decks at upper levels encourage the local community to utilise the new facilities in partnership with the building users to develop a sense of shared ownership and mutual understanding. The public visit not for social justice, but to use the facilities provided, and through that, a tacit understanding of how the organisations can help them. Each building has been designed to provide a base for each organisation who can spill out into the building to aid collaboration or find conditions beneficial for the work they are doing. Spaces were also created to encourage serendipitous encounters at the tea points, widened corridors or free meeting spaces. Each floor provides a high level of flexibility with regards to partition layout, offering the possibility of complete open plan if required as well as encouraging uses such as crèche or local shop facilities. Also embodying principles of environmental justice, the transformed building achieves EPC A-rating and BREAM Excellent. This was done within an extremely tight budget of £1050/sqm.

(ratings closed)



00 Architecture

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00 Architecture is a collaborative design studio of architects, programmers, technologists, social scientists and urban designers practicing design beyond its traditional borders. We work with individuals, governments, corporations and communities to solve problems and anticipate change, and to design successful platforms and places. Our aim is to reach beyond the design of objects themselves to the social, economic and environmental systems behind them. Our office brings together skills in action-led research, urban design strategy, architecture and coalition-building with a detailed understanding of how the physical fabric of buildings can be accompanied by innovative, engaging and collaborative processes. Alongside award-winning research and built projects, our conceptual work investigating the role of citizens in making cities and institutions has continued to gain recognition in recent years, in particular with our publication The Compendium for the Civic Economy, published with Nesta, and A Right to Build, on the topic of housing design, economics and custom build processes winning the Riba President’s Medal for Research in 2012.

Main projects:
– SOAR Works, Sheffield
– Manor Works, Sheffield
– The Foundry/Social Justice Centre, London

Work in progress:
– National College of Digital Skills, London

Project selected for Archmarathon: The Foundry



The Foundry

Ci spiace, ma questo articolo è disponibile soltanto in Inglese Americano. Per ragioni di convenienza del visitatore, il contenuto è mostrato sotto nella lingua alternativa. Puoi cliccare sul link per cambiare la lingua attiva.

00 Architecture

Photo courtesy of Rory Gardiner

The Foundry

00 Architecturearchmarathon00 Architecture
109B, Mare Street Studios, 203-213 Mare St, London
www.architecture00.net
Category:
Workspaces
Project selected:
The Foundry
Location:
London, UK
Year:
2015

The Foundry is a landmark new home in Vauxhall, London, for voluntary and charitable organisations from the social justice and human rights sector. Created by the transformation of an early 20th Century shoe polish factory, it provides an accessible and collaborative base for these mission driven organisations. The open ground floor and external decks at upper levels encourage the local community to utilise the new facilities in partnership with the building users to develop a sense of shared ownership and mutual understanding. The public visit not for social justice, but to use the facilities provided, and through that, a tacit understanding of how the organisations can help them. Each building has been designed to provide a base for each organisation who can spill out into the building to aid collaboration or find conditions beneficial for the work they are doing. Spaces were also created to encourage serendipitous encounters at the tea points, widened corridors or free meeting spaces. Each floor provides a high level of flexibility with regards to partition layout, offering the possibility of complete open plan if required as well as encouraging uses such as crèche or local shop facilities. Also embodying principles of environmental justice, the transformed building achieves EPC A-rating and BREAM Excellent. This was done within an extremely tight budget of £1050/sqm.

(ratings closed)