The Architecture Foundation moves to London Borough of Southwark

The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be moving to a 167m2 street level property in Tooley Street in the London Borough of Southwark at the end of May. The headquarters include a 67m2 project space, and is being designed by Carmody Groarke architects within the preexisting structure, owned and on lease from Lake Estates. 

Built in Douglas fir and birch plywood around the building’s existing cast iron structure, Carmody Groarke’s designs for the AF’s new project space and offices (above, model; below, under construction) have been intentionally pared down to essentials, to ensure maximum adaptability of space, and its cumulative occupation over time. 

The new project space will house an ambitious programme of exhibitions, installations and events, building on the legacy of previous curatorial ventures, including The Architecture Foundation’s original premises in Bury Street, The Yard gallery in Old Street and the Southwark Hub of the London Festival of Architecture 2008. The programme will be announced over the coming months. 

Sarah Ichioka, Director of The Architecture Foundation, said “Whilst we’ve enjoyed the past year’s freedom to produce pop-up exhibitions around London, from Simon Fujiwara’s Closet Gallery to EXYZT’s Southwark Lido, we believe that this new base will enable The Architecture Foundation to better serve our core supporters in the creative industries and to continue to expand our audiences within London’s diverse local communities. We look forward to producing exciting, experimental and relevant programming in our new project space”.