Select a SchoolSchool of Architecture
Select a ProgrammeInterior Design
Select a StudentKayla Shaw
Centre for the Artist
London has always been a haven for creative people. From painters and potters to blacksmiths and musicians, many famous creatives have once called London home. My project reimagines the stunning Grade II listed Lighthouse and Chainstore building as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Centre for the Artist.
Respecting the original intention of the building as a large flexible open space to store giant metal buoys through the use of industrial mechanics of the past, and containers and wooden pallets of the present to transform it into a flexible event space to exhibit and share the work created within this special community, and a bar and meeting space for its members.
Creating an interior where this unique community of creatives can share their work with a wider audience gives this site and its residents purpose along with the materiality that is chosen to build it. Responding to the local vernacular and activity of Trinity Buoy Wharf, the use of microalgae dyes (mimicking the algae brick walls on the Thames River), the washed up remnants on the shoreline to create a terrazzo style flooring as well as reusing a variety of shipping containers and crates to identify the spaces.
London's beacon of light will be in use once again and undoubtedly shine a light on all of the wonderful array of talent and activity Trinity Buoy Wharf has to offer.