Encapsulating a new solution to the evolving demands of contemporary working life and avoiding an over-designed and sterile approach, Tea Building establishes a set of low-cost spaces that can be continuously reconfigured by tenants with the help of architect and landlord to form an intelligent and constantly evolving whole. The design strategy – robust and straight-forward – has focussed on the provision of inherently flexible unit sizes and configurations to attract a diverse mix of tenants. Common spaces are generous, hard-wearing and uncomplicated. ‘Green Tea’, the concluding phase, is the final piece of the jigsaw. This reinvention of Lipton’s former warehouses to new uses defines a light touch, low-carbon solution; a previously redundant building has been transformed into a dynamic ‘Ideas Factory’ of creative industries that never stands still.

Awards
  • 2012 AJ Retrofit
  • 2012 RIBA London Region Award
  • 2006 AIA Award for Interior Architecture
2004
Location
Shoreditch, London
Cost
£10 Million
Client
Derwent London plc

Buildings and Art 11.07.17

Awards recognition for OKC and Tea 07.04.15

Allford
Hall
Monaghan
Morris