Peter and Paul wanted to turn the abandoned foundry into a hub of activity for local independents and creative entrepreneurs at reasonable rents, as well as to provide a framework for their own workspace. Over 50% of the 400-square-metre factory is devoted to the comms agency and the rest is left to the co-working spaces.
To achieve this, Peter and Paul stayed very open-minded to new methods of working and spatial organisation. What they loved about this scheme was that it fostered interaction between people and ideas, and blended the minds of both large and small organisations. They also liked that the regeneration of the old iron foundry contributed to a positive catalyst for change that could be observed by the community at-large.
Spatially, Teatum+Teatum achieved co-habitation between the different groups by implementing a
The central studio has two wings that protrude out from it. The east wing has been deftly divided into a small office space, while the west wing holds the communal areas; kitchen, meeting room and a flexible gallery for emerging artists. The gallery, with its large shelving system and projection screen, has been purposefully placed so it can be opened up at street level. There is also a library in the building, with a cantilevered outdoor terrace overlooking the River Don below.
This workplace interior has all the hallmarks of a converted factory:
Perhaps we will find that this type of
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