The Arches Project

Boano Prišmontas, London, 2019


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A dry-joint kit of parts that can be easily assembled to quickly create affordable workspace for local businesses and startups.

Boano Prišmontas and Meanwhile Space have worked in partnership with the GLA, Lambeth Council and Network Rail (now Arch Company) to deliver a design-led strategy that aimed to activate disused small spaces across London and provide business incubation opportunities.

Boano Prišmontas designed a digitally fabricated structural system which adopts dry-joint techniques to infill and make use of a wide range of abandoned small spaces, such as railway arches, undercrofts and multi-storey car parks. The aim of this project is to create a kit of parts that can be easily assembled and eventually redeployed.

The project’s value lies in its nomadic, temporary and sustainable approach. Boano Prišmontas and Meanwhile Space seek to work in synergy with developers and councils for short and mid-term urban regeneration strategies that support the quick creation of affordable workspace for local businesses and startups.


  • Begun: Jan 2019
  • Completed: Aug 2019
  • Floor area: 49m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £60,000
  • Funding: supported by Mayor of London and Lambeth Council
  • Tender date: Jan 2019
  • Procurement: Grant
  • Address: Arch 508 Ridgway Road, Loughborough Junction, London, SW97EX, United Kingdom

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