The Iron Foundry

Location: London

A key corner site as part of a wider regeneration site, New Bermondsey Yard, providing sustainable work-space and residential apartments within an expressive and sculptural vertical form.

The building seeks to hold a civic response to this new urban corner which is defined through large scale Victorian corbelling with distorted perspectives creating movement and dynamism to the streetscape.

The structure of the building uses corten steel trusses, as a nod to the sites former use as an Iron foundry, and mass timber as an emergent and nascent building technology. The filigree fins of the fa├žade use a goniochromism technique to capture changing light throughout the day, creating depth and shadow.