Bromley by Bow Clothing Factory

Competing Urban Ecologies London / United Kingdom / 2011

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Bromley by Bow Clothing Factory is a studio project, done during my last year of bachelor studies at University of Nottingham in 2011, introducing a reconnection or existing urban ecologies.


Situated on East London, in an area that last years has been most deprived wards of the city, this project is about a community driven silk and silk clothing manufacturing factory, and this includes also education and sale aspects. The design itself intents to integrate existing urban patterns and flows by breaking existing infrastructure and social barriers and create new movement and social space. A particular approach is given towards the structure of the building in order to not just create functional spaces but also attractive and safe ones. The old industrial character of the site is brought back through use of specific materials and the scale of the building. The steel structure is covered by the aluminum envelope around the building and at some parts is partially exposed. This is all interconnected with the environmental strategy that the building has, by integrating passive principles for daylight and heating/cooling. 


People can access the building on different routes and on different levels, so having more opportunities for interaction. The mixture of the activities between production, sale and education are layered on different floors of the building. Its aesthetic feature aim to provide the character of the building along with the site but also provide safe, attractive and multi use spaces that cause social interaction and exchange. 

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    Bromley by Bow Clothing Factory is a studio project, done during my last year of bachelor studies at University of Nottingham in 2011, introducing a reconnection or existing urban ecologies. Situated on East London, in an area that last years has been most deprived wards of the city, this project is about a community driven silk and silk clothing manufacturing factory, and this includes also education and sale aspects. The design itself intents to integrate existing urban...

    Project details
    • Year 2011
    • Status Research/Thesis
    • Type Parks, Public Gardens / Urban Furniture / multi-purpose civic centres / Neighbourhoods/settlements/residential parcelling / Adaptive reuse of industrial sites / Office Buildings / Business Centers / Offices/studios / Factories / Industrial facilities / Schools/Institutes / Shopping Malls / Showrooms/Shops / Warehouses
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