JCA recently won an open-call competition to design a temporary incubator space in Malham Road, Forest Hill, south-east London. The site contains an old Methodist church hall and garage lock-up space.
The project will create temporary work space and provide a new gallery and events space.
The Anise Workshop will be defined by a new street elevation, a translucent secure hoarding, diaphanous in nature and contrasting with the solid Methodist church elevation. This new portal aligns to a long table, running from outside to in. The placement of the new gable end creates a ghosted profile of a building that may previously have existed. The translucent hoarding will act as a support of projections and incorporate signage and publicity, communicating with the local community.
The work space design was inspired by friends, gathered around a long table, sharing ideas and telling stories. A series of flexible units are treated as pods within the main gallery space.
Client: Anise Gallery
Location: Forest Hill, London
Team: Structural Engineering: Conisbee
Size: 3,000 sq ft GIA