Hackney Wick Culture Centre

Hackney Wick on the edge of London’s Olympic Park 2012. The site is located in Hackney Wick, east London, on the edge of the 2012 Olympic site. The area is changing significant at the moment and new developments are constantly being built. Hackney Wick is still one of the few areas where the community has not yet changed. A big artist community lives in between light industry in warehouses. The area is very popular for young creative people and a well attended spot during their Hackney Wick festival. The site is most likely to soon be replaced with new development blocks with a much more enclosed urban strategy. ‘Interactive Softness’ aim is to keep the creative artist community in the area. The scheme creates a green oasis for the community with a building hosting both residential and local services. The undulating building enables the residents and visitors to use covered spaces for different activities and venues.