Raven Row

6a architects, London, 2009

 

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Contemporary art exhibition centre, studio space and two apartments in two eighteenth century silk mercers’ houses and a 1972 concrete framed office building in Spitalfields

The project provides contemporary art galleries within a new semi-basement and a series of eighteenth century Rococo rooms over three storeys with additional studio space, offices and apartments for artists in residence above.

The grade I listed buildings, originally built in 1754, have been added to, converted, ravaged by fires and repaired over two and a half centuries. The latest intervention by 6a Architects weaves itself through the buildings to create a new narrative of spaces, surfaces and textures that binds the past with the new in a contemporary whole.

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  • Completed: Feb 2009
  • Floor area: 1,330m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £2.5M
  • Address: Raven Row 56, Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS, United Kingdom

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