Fringe benefit: New arts building by the Olympic Park is all white

17 : 07 : 2012 Milan : David Kohn : Studio

London – A new arts and cultural centre has opened at the edge of the Olympic Park in Hackney Wick.

The White Building, David Kohn, London The White Building, David Kohn, London
The White Building, David Kohn, London The White Building, David Kohn, London
The White Building, David Kohn, London The White Building, David Kohn, London

By the canal on Hackney Wick Fish Island, a former industrial area that is now home to the highest concentration of artists’ studios in Europe, The White Building was created out of what used to be a print works by a number of London’s leading creators.

David Kohn Architects led the work, creating an open, inviting café and exhibition spaces for artists, brands and local people. By doing so, it reflects the sort of ideas – such as working with what already exists – that the company’s principal David Kohn told LS:N Global about in the Inform interview about Jujitsu Urbanism. The site’s modern, simple graphic design was created by Modern Activity, a new studio created by Alexandre Bettler. For more on his work as one half of DesignMarketo, read this Innovate about the brand’s work in Milan.

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