Flowers East Gallery
A new art gallery in Shoreditch, East London. The project involved the conversion of an industrial building on Kingsland Road for Angela Flowers plc. Arranged over three floors, this 12,000ft2 gallery comprises shop, storage, private viewing, sales and administration areas in addition to the new public gallery spaces.
The spaces are arranged as a series of simple interconnected volumes of different scale and quality, with views from one space to another tempting the visitor to explore. Views out of the building are controlled by tall display walls at the rear, and the raised bookshop at the front. The gallery thus feels remarkably calm and detached from its busy urban location.
The scheme was designed to be built within a tight budget and programme. It uses a limited palette of durable, hard-wearing materials and incorporates specific environmental requirements of art display and storage.
Client: Angela Flowers plc
Contract sum: undisclosed