London architects Project Orange turns an old building of the victorian era, into a modern industrial architecture masterpiece.
Shoreham Street is an industrial architecture brick building from the victorian era in Sheffield, UK. First of all Project Orange has further developed and renovated the building. On one hand to make it usable again, on the other hand, to preserve the modern industrial heritage. The task was to place a restaurant and a bar in the existing cover and create studio offices in the upper area. A successful example of the possibility to create a new and interesting architecture from historical remains.
Here is an excerpt from the architects itself:
The completed development seeks to rehabilitate the once redundant building. It is intended to celebrate its industrial heritage and allow the building to be once again relevant for use.
The brief was to provide mixed use combining desirable double height restaurant/bar within the original shell.
These are accommodated in an upward extension of the existing building in a contrasting but complementary volume. The new extension is contemporary in form and an abstract evocation of the modern industrial architecture roofscapes that used to dominate the city. It is parasitical in nature, engaging with the host structure in a couple of locations, where windows bite into the existing building. The new roof profile creates sweeping ceiling profiles in the new accommodation.
(via project orange)
If you are more into pure concrete architecture than modern industrial architecture, make sure to check out Luciano Krug’s Golf House.
© on all images by Jack Hobhouse & Project Orange