Date posted: December 7, 2016
The first phase of our renewal of The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Aldgate, London is complete.
The design intentionally builds on the the architectural language developed at other spaces recently refurbished for the faculty by ArchitecturePLB, whilst at the same time working with and enhancing the positive characteristics of this specific building.
Internally, the building has been stripped back to its original, historic, tea warehouse aesthetic. Students can enjoy new facilities including spacious studios and workshops, tailored to accommodate The Cass’s teaching structure and culture, where cross-department interaction is integral. Students and academics within one department are free to collaborate and exchange ideas with those in other departments. The architecture of the studios actively avoids silo mentalities through the use of open hall studios with clear views between, with technical spaces and social spaces shared across disciplines.