4 x M2 Gallery Pavilion

Quay 2c Architects, London, 2011

 

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Opening Party - Double Negative Installation by Artist Ken Wilder 

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  • Opening Party - Double Negative Installation by Artist Ken Wilder    
  • View from Atterbury St    
  • Double Negative Installation by Artist Ken Wilder - detailed view    
  • Double Negative by Artist Ken Wilder    
  • Double Negative by Artist Ken Wilder with roof interior    
  • Double Negative Installation by Artist Ken Wilder    
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  • Opening Quadruple Energy show    
  • Quadruple Energy show installed Artist Carol Mancke    
  • Quadruple Energy show installed_Artist Peter Abrahams    
  • Quadruple Energy show installed_Night view looking towards Tate Britain    
  • Quadruple Energy show installedFrom Atterbury St - Artists Carol Mancke & Stuart Mayes    
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  • Under construction    
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A pop up gallery for the summer on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art and Design opposite the entry to Tate Britain

The m2 gallery is a 24-hour window gallery at the front of Quay 2c Architects’ studio in Peckham, which has been running since 2003. Quay2c had a long-standing idea to extend the scope of the m2 gallery by quadrupling it and building a 4 x m2 Gallery Pavilion. This finally came into being this summer on the Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art and Design opposite the entry to Tate Britain. It took the form of a pavilion featuring one m2 window x 500mm deep exhibition space on each of its four sides.

The pavilion was made almost exclusively of recycled and donated materials; the main structure of second hand timber and plywood, with the external boards being made of Ecosheet, a 100% recycled plastic equivalent to plywood. The pavilion was constructed by Quay 2c with students from the MA Interior & Spatial Design course at Chelsea.

Sustainability Statement

A major idea of the 4 x m2 Gallery Pavilion was to construct sustainably. All the structural timber and plywood was sourced from a local supplier that deals exclusively in second hand building materials. This was then sold back to them at the end of the project. Other smaller bits of material were put in the Art School store and recycled by students into Artworks.

The cladding material by Ecosheet is produced as a 100% recyclable 18mm sheet as a reusable alternative to plywood. The structure was unheated and the long summer days gave free daylight. Four florescent tubes were programmed to come on for a couple of hours later in the evening to top light the galleries and provide a glowing beacon to the roof. This was made from a remnant of translucent scaffold sheeting left over from another project. All constructors came to work by bicycle or public transport.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2011
  • Completed: Jul 2011
  • Floor area: 6m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £2,500
  • Funding: m2 Gallery, Quay 2c Architects, Ecosheet Ltd. and TBA Contractors
  • Tender date: May 2011
  • Procurement: Design and Build by Architects with students from the MA Interior & Spatial Design course at Chelsea College of Art and Design with Course Director and Artist Ken Wilder
  • Address: The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Atterbury Street (opposite Tate Britain), London, SW1P 4JU, United Kingdom

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