Magnificent Container, Hackney City Farm

Carl Turner Architects, London, 2011

 

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Multipurpose base for Magnificent Revolution. Used for meetings, organisation and events

This tiny project creates a base for not-for-profit organisation ‘Magnificent Revolution’ @ Hackney City Harm. The multi-purpose space was created from a converted shipping container. It is a lock and leave space, Parasitic to the farm organisation and utilising the wider farm campus facilities.

‘Magnificent Revolution’ demonstrates and teaches energy efficiency principles and thus the container follows this ethos. It is a re-cycled container, sitting lightly on hardcore and sleepers. It is insulated externally with Lambswools and wood fibre slabs. It has a hand made wild flower roof and the timber cladding is made from donated palettes. The Joinery and floor are made from straw board. Most of the fittings are re-claimed and the project was built by volunteers hence the low- tech construction and resulting low build cost of £7K

Completed June 2011

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  • Begun: Jan 2011
  • Completed: Jun 2011
  • Floor area: 9m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £7,000
  • Funding: Charitable Sponsor
  • Address: Magnificent Revolution, Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row, London, E2 8QA, United Kingdom