23rd Jun 2020: architecture collective Nine win Tottenham Pavilion Contest

Architecture collective Nine have won a design competition for a pavilion in Tottenham, London, that encapsulates the uniqueness of warehouse life for a wider audience. The contest was run by a local team from the Harringay Warehouse District, a former industrial site that has, over 20 years, been converted by artists, musicians, makers and community dwellers into live/work space. The idea was to help redirect the regeneration process that can threaten these areas in a different direction, open up the discussions and foster new connections between the Warehouse District and residents nearby.

The winning concept, ‘A Shared Hall & the Festival of Making’ was praised by the jury for placing gentrification-disruption at its heart, both in terms of the aesthetic and the involvement of local residents. Inspired by old market halls and clock towers, the judges thought that the idea of a ‘shared hall’ is flexible in its use but civic in its presence, while remaining achievable as a self-build project with local residents. Judge Clare Richards explained why the design won her vote, stating: “It’s in the name! This is a strong design and responds to every detail of the brief. The ‘festival of making’ to build it will really give local self-build volunteers a sense of ownership.” 

This tender was first published by TenderStream on 12.02.2020 and can be viewed in our archive here

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