Haworth Tompkins were asked to develop proposals to expand the facilities of the Chisenhale Works Artists Studio, Gallery and Arts Space into the adjacent canal-side building in order to increase their facilities. Much of the work of both Gallery and Dance Space was site specific and engaged directly with the building and its surroundings. There is a sense of experimentation and work in progress, a healthy mix of rigorous purpose and improvisation. The feeling is of an arts laboratory open to the public rather than an arts centre in the usual sense and the protection of this delicate chemistry was a high priority for the project.
Address: Chisenhale Road, London
Completion Date: Feasibility 1992
Client: Chisenhale / Arts Place Trust