The Design District on London’s Greenwich Peninsula has officially opened, with buildings designed by SelgasCano, 6a Architects, Adam Khan Architects, Architecture 00, HNNA, Barozzi Veiga, David Kohn Architects and Mole Architects.
Created by developer Knight Dragon, the cluster of workspace buildings aimed at creatives is located near the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed O2 events arena, also known as the Millennium Dome, at the tip of the Greenwich Peninsula in London.
The development, which contains a variety of workspaces for 1,800 people, is made up of 16 buildings, with two buildings each designed by eight different architecture studios.
With the aim of replicating the variety of buildings and styles found within cities developed over a long period of time, each of the studios was not made aware of what the others were designing.
Between two buildings is a transparent structure by SelgasCano that contains the Design District Canteen, which is open to the public and contains a bar and six restaurants.
SelgasCano’s second building is a block that replicates the style of the canteen, while Barozzi Veiga’s second building is an aluminium-clad block on the other side of the site.