Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton, located in South London is a new ‘mini city’ of culture, enterprise and community. Created on what was previously a brownfield site of around 2,000 sqm, Pop Brixton has transformed this once derelict space into a hive of activity, bringing much needed affordable work and leisure space to the area.

Consisting of new workshops, cafés, bars, events and exhibition spaces as well as an open public space to meet and exchange, Pop Brixton has been designed to act as a new creative microcosm in the bustling surroundings of this part of London.

Built from low-cost, low-energy, shipping containers, the flexible design approach has a focus on sustainability and efficiency. The aim of the project is to create a place where things are possible and therefore the design allows for flexible spaces that can evolve.

For this project CTA has acted as architect, developer, curator and creator having spear headed the vision and the build from the start, including raising funds. Its architecture is truly collaborative and inclusive and perfectly demonstrates CTA’s approach to creating places that respond to their context and allow individuality and creativity to thrive.

The project once complete will create around 250 jobs within 50 different spaces across the site. The project is a partnership with Lambeth Council and The Collective and is conceived as an incubator of local talent. It has already received widespread acclaim within the architecture community and beyond, and has been shortlisted for an NLA temporary space award 2015.

You can find out more on the dedicated website here.

More about our other work with Makeshift is available here.

 
 

Client:
Lambeth Council

Completed:
2015

Awards:
NLA Mayor’s Prize Commendation 2015

Photography:
Tim Crocker