The Museum of Making.
At Clerkenwell Design Week, a temporary pavilion invites residents and visitors alike to engage in the art of making. In this urban setting in London, the inspiration for the design is rural and Scandinavian.
White Arkitekter has designed The Museum of Making, one of the site-specific pavilions for the 2016 Clerkenwell Design Week, which runs in London from 24-26 May 2016. Located on St John’s Square and visible from Clerkenwell Road, The Museum of Making is at the centre of the festival, which celebrates Clerkenwell as one of the most important design hubs, home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
The form of the pavilion – a Swedish barn – references White Arkitekter’s Scandinavian heritage, transposing this agricultural motif into an urban context. White’s team has chosen to deconstruct this Scandinavian archetype and showcase its simplicity in a new way.
The Museum of Making is built from Equitone cladding panels arranged in section to create an open yet sheltered space to bring people together.
Drawing on Clerkenwell’s rich history of craft and industry it will be an active space showcasing the sensorial and social qualities of making, and will host workshops and demonstrations programmed by curator Pete Collard, allowing locals to Clerkenwell and visitors to the festival a chance to meet, mend, exchange knowledge and services.
The Clerkenwell Design Week is in its seventh year and features an installation trail linking festival activities from Farringdon to Spa Fields in 2016.
Partners: Price&Myers (structural engineers), Pete Collard (curator)