Sweetwater and Eastwick, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney, UK
Our design for the Yards draws the character of Hackney Wick and Fish Island into the masterplan at a key crossing point on the canal. The concept for the Yards is to create an urban fabric that sets up a finer grain of routes, connections and intimate spaces. The varied massing and articulation form a layered landscape with buildings of different heights. This contributes to the informality of the Yards and gives the area distinct character.
Affordable - Shared Ownership
Community Land Trust
Build to Rent
The proposed development consists of a cluster of yards, some of which are more private in nature - these are primarily residential - and yards that are more accessible and mixed-use.
The architecture, routes and landscape are conceived as a system of networking and activity environments that deliver diverse and well-connected spaces for working, living and gathering. The human proportions give a sense of conviviality and encourage interaction at street level.
Perimeter block + courtyard
Industrial Block + Yard
Open Block + Passage
“ Yard spaces sit amongst industrial, live-work and commercial units. They are used as points of access, as temporary workspaces and for events. Their intimate human proportions encourage conviviality and allow for ground floor public-private interaction.”
-R. Brown, Creative Factories
Central Saint Giles
Access to housing from the street. The yard is more "business-orientated"
Double height residential lobby entrances off communal courtyard.
Access to housing from the yard. The yard as introduction to the housing.
Residential lobby as visual / physical link between the street and the yard.
Eastwick + Sweetwater, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney, London, UK
Argent, Mace Group and Peabody
1,500 residential units
18,000 m2 commercial, retail + community uses
Studio Woodroffe Papa, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Architecture 00, Maccreanor Lavington
Studio Engleback, Space Hub