109b Mare Street Studios
203-213 Mare Street
Hackney
E8 3QE

London College of Fashion Roof Garden

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London College of Fashion Roof Garden, Studio Weave
London College of Fashion Roof Garden, Studio Weave
London College of Fashion Roof Garden, Studio Weave
London College of Fashion Roof Garden, Studio Weave
London College of Fashion Roof Garden, Studio Weave
London College of Fashion Roof Garden, Studio Weave

London College of Fashion asked Studio Weave to bring a forgotten roof terrace back into use in time for London Festival of Architecture 2104.  

The rooftop has a fantastic view over Oxford Street but was completely underused. Our proposal creates a flexible space and makes the existing view of London more accessible to the college. The design makes reference to the textile history of the fashion institution, with a multi-coloured serge pattern deck. 

Due to a very tight budget and the only site access through a tiny lift, we used standard decking boards, cut and stained in happy, loud colours and configured in a basketweave pattern, which rises to form seats and planters. Since opening this summer, the spot has hosted a series of parties and talks and we look forward to the students inhabiting it when term starts in September.