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Hackney Town Hall
Homage to the Building’s Original Art Deco Aesthetic
Dating back to 1937, the Grade II listed* Hackney Town Hall was overdue for refurbishment. As part of an extensive 12-year, 12,500m² restoration, there was an opportunity to transform its dated, underused interior courtyards into multi-functional atria that pay homage to the building’s original Art Deco aesthetic while creating a striking new look.
The team achieved this by painstakingly creating full height, bronzed aluminium wall panels using a METAL Wallcoustic Horizon 1000 wall absorberts with custom laser perforations. These perforations, designed to individual, photographic patterns, echoed the original brickwork while arrestingly incorporating a butterfly effect to diffuse light into the space. With the creation of this feature – not to mention the increased energy efficiency of the building and the diversion of 97% of waste from landfill – the regeneration of Hackney Town Hall received a RIBA Award in 2018.
*A protected historic building.
Dane o projekcie
- Architekt: Hawkins\Brown Architects
- Wykonawca: Osborne
- Klient: Hackney Council
- Prawa autorskie do fotografii: © Grant Smith © Francesco Montaguti – Hawkins\Brown © Siobhan Doran
Informacje o projekcie
- Sektor: Leisure & Hospitality
- Typ pomieszczenia: Town Hall
- Materiały: Metal