Rivington Place

Rivington Place

Rivington Place

Adjaye Associates
Copyright: Ed Reeve


Rivington Place is a building dedicated to encouraging contemporary arts from artists with ethnic origins. Two arts organisations share the building and there are rotating shows of art in the ground level gallery along Rivington Street. In the rear of the building is a café decorated more like contemporary Kenya than Shoreditch.

The building is a masterclass in inventive external expression. Characteristically, the façade is a dark matt charcoal colour with a play between deep inset windows and absolutely flush tinted glazing Some apparent windows are not windows at all. The perforations are set out to gradually condense as they go up making the building appear several more stories than it is and extend toward the back, shortening its appearance.

 

 
 
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