London-based design studio LYN Atelier designed a temporary community center in Hackney Wick, constructed using recycled materials from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The community center, named Hub 67, has a lifespan of up to five years, after which time it will be deconstructed and its parts reused elsewhere.
LYN Atelier designed the building as a pilot project exploring the reuse of material and could act as a model for similar initiatives focusing on recycling buildings. The structure met local building regulations and, thanks to an innovative approach to design and construction, transformed the existing crumbling building into new architecture.
The local community was included in the construction of the building’s facade and the chandelier in the main space, allowing the new center to become an enriching part of the neighborhood. The project has been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2015 in the category ‘The Temporary’, as well as for the Mayor’s Prize.
Photos by Jill Tate