Gasworks, London SE11

HAT Projects, London, 2015


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The painted white brick of the street frontage 

Ioana Marinescu     Download Original

  • The painted white brick of the street frontage    
  • View to the street frontage    
  • Second-floor studio space with exposed original timber trusses    
  • Ground-floor foyer    
  • Gasworks reopened with an exhibition by artist Kemage Wa Lehulere     
  • Exhibition space    
  • First-floor circulation looking towards kitchen    
  • Gasworks site plan    
  • Ground floor    
  • First floor    
  • Second floor    
  • Kitchen    
  • Gallery    
  • Existing Studio    

HAT Projects refurbished exhibition spaces and studios at the Oval, London. The space occupies a three-storey building that was originally a storage depot. In the reorganised plan, ground-floor functions radiate from a central hub, connecting two exhibiti

On the street frontage, the white-painted brick and the gallery’s monochrome palette is amplified by minimal signage in the form of vertical and horizontal lightboxes, while a curved wall is clad in mosaic-like hexagonal tiles.

Inside, a section of the stair tower has been removed to expose the staircase. The first and second floors are devoted to studios, where the monochrome palette gives way to blood-red encaustic tiles. On the upper floor studios, timber trusses slice through partition walls.


  • Begun: 2014
  • Completed: 2015
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Address: 155 Vauxhall St, London, SE11 5RH, United Kingdom

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