Community consultation, brand identity, interior design, signage and way finding for Lewisham Council.
PLACE/Ladywell presents the UK’s first ‘pop-up village’ which provides temporary homes for 24 homeless families and ground floor space for community and enterprise use. Occupying the site of the former Ladywell Leisure centre, vacant land pending redevelopment, PLACE/Ladywell offers a short-term solution to the high demand for housing in the Borough. The building, designed by internationally-renowned architecture practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is demountable and can be re-located to different sites of vacant land throughout the borough.
Studio Raw have been involved since its inception developing its concept, name and brand identity working closely alongside Lewisham Council. Following the success of the community consultation we were asked to design the interior of the space. The voice of the community directly influenced the design and personality of the space and we were able to translate their desires into a reality.
We designed a variety of functional spaces in the bottom floor of PLACE/Ladywell. This includes a community cinema which will be operated and programmed by a collective of local independent cinema experts. A cafe, retail spaces and creative maker spaces. We worked closely alongside Aldworth James & Bond who fabricated furniture pieces thought the interior.