Trinity Buoy Wharf
19th century ; 21st century
73 shipping containers - recycled
Exterior view: Faraday School. Independant primary school which opened in 2009 in pre-existing building on the site. The rooftop space uses conatinaers to extend space in the building and previde a rooftop playarea. Named after the scientist Michael Faraday who had a workshop on the wharf. The tent structure (right) was in use for boat building and repair when the photograph was taken. Location: Trinity Buoy Wharf, Docklands. Trinity Buoy Wharf has a number of the original Dock buildings still standing. These include the Experimental Lighthouse and the Chain and Buoy Store (Archt: James DOUGLASS, 1864) used for training and trials. The wharf was occupied by Trinity House for the repair, maintenance and storage of their buoys and lightships. Closed in 1988, it re-opened in 1998 as a centre for the arts and creative industries. The Long Player project (Jem FINER, 2000-3000) is based within the Lighthouse and the University of East London has Fine Art and Dance studios here. Container City I (2001) & II (2002) and Riverside Building (2005) are buildings constructed from containers infiltrated onto the site between different existing buildings. Urban Space Management, who developed the site, have their offices in The Riverside Building.
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Containers -- Recycling
Architecture -- 2000-2100
Docks -- Remodeling for other use
Urban renewal -- England -- London
Architecture -- England -- London
Schools -- England -- London
Architecture -- 1800-1900
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction