Old Spitalfields Market

Completed: 2008 Client: Ballymore Partners: Jestico + Whiles Architects, Juilan Harrap Architects, Kinetica Museum Location: Shoreditch, London
Services: Art in the Public Realm, Cultural Placemaking

Originally a market for livestock, fruit and vegetables, this destination strategy redefined Spitalfields as a ‘market of culture’. The strategy proposed naming and designing six new bespoke sculptural gateways, a kinetic light and colour wayfinding system, a signage system for the retail units, wayfinding and signage, a typographic artwork for the electricity sub-station and the right infrastructure for festivals and live events. The arts group Kinetica Museum has set up a new creative base in one of the glass pavilions in the market and a live arts programme has helped to animate the market.

 

"Futurecity was instrumental in sourcing the opportunity, building promotional materials and brokering the sponsorship for the design, fit-out and lease of the space."

Tony Langford | Kinetica Museum Ltd

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