A visually intense world filled with objets d’art and industrial heritage
BPN Architects for Javelin Block
Contract value: Confidential
The Compound is a former textile factory turned into an art venue, workshop and home by BPN with the client as project designer. The governing principle has been to bring old spaces back in use with minimal intervention by mixing original textures with modern elements and contemporary art.
The external facade is unchanged, but stepping across the threshold is like stepping into an unexpected emporium – a visually intense world filled with objets d’art and industrial heritage. Reclaimed copper lights from a submarine and former prison doors are turned into beautiful objects. Spaces are modelled to create physical and visual connections, and to showcase the artworks. Overall, the project celebrates craftsmanship with honest and purposeful spaces. The client’s enthusiasm is also infectious. For ability its to inspire others, and for support local skills, the Compound is the deserved recipient of special awards.
See the other winners of the RIBA Regional Awards 2017 – West Midlands