Smithfield is a new piece of the Museum collection : Smithfield is the Museum of London, the Museum of London is Smithfield.
The new Museum of London is built upon the inherent qualities of its site. Its functioning is based on fitting the program into the best available space. It is not an act of force but a delicate adaptation to make the most of what already exists. Adopting this attitude is to assume the uniqueness of the place and to not dismiss its richness. The principle works are tailored interventions to increase connectivity, favour adjacencies, highlight qualities and improve circulation. Additionally there are moveable systems that allow response to different operations, different collections, different times and different ambitions.
It is all about making of Smithfield a piece of the museum’s collection.
Location : London, England
Design year : Competition 2016, non prize winner
Client : Museum of London
Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal, with Pernilla Ohrstedt studio,
Allies & Morrison, executive and conservation architect
Alan Baxter associates, urbanism and heritage consultant
with, Marcos Garcia Rojo chief project, Claire Criqui, Olivier Lekien, Cherry Okumura, Emmanuelle Delage, Gaëtan Redelsperger, Cloé Cazade, Antoine Contour, Joseph Dujardin collaborators.
Program : Transforming Smithfield Market – Museum of london
Size : 24 236 sqm