Tramshed

Tramshed

Architect
Waugh Thistleton Architects
Location
London, United Kingdom
Project Year
2012
Category
Restaurants
Will Pryce.

Tramshed

Waugh Thistleton Architects as Architects

Designed and built in 1905 the Shoreditch Tramshed is a Grade II listed building, which, until now has been hidden away from public view. Built as an early sub-station it is a magnificent single space shed. Alongside restaurateur Mark Hix, Waugh Thistleton Architects have brought this hidden gem back to full public enjoyment through the creation of a unique restaurant and public art gallery, cementing Shoreditch’s mantle as London’s home for fine art and fine food.


The impressive main hall needed a strong and decisive design idea – a light touch that recognised the heritage of the building and complimented the Edwardian glazed brick interior. To achieve this the restaurant and its furniture were treated as interventions – self-sufficient objects in the space that do not compete with the interiors of the existing building. Great planks of Douglas fir, leather and heavy gauge stainless steel are used throughout; materials that match up to, but do not overwhelm the magnificent space. At the centre of the restaurant a Damien Hirst sculpture provides a focal point to the restaturant.

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