6a Architects Converts a Dilapidated Victorian Fire Station Into an Art Gallery

Originally published on metropolismag.com

The local firm has created a charming, yet sensitively-designed new annex for the South London Gallery in the city’s Peckham neighborhood.

Four years ago Margot Heller, director of the South London Gallery, was invited to take a tour of a derelict 19th century fire station in Peckham, south London. “At the end of a tour of this curious building that had every kind of rot you could imagine,” she says, “the owner asked if I’d like to take on the challenge of doing the building up, as they would like to donate it to the South London Gallery.”

Following this serendipitous opportunity from the anonymous donor, and the subsequent challenge to raise the $5.3 million  to convert the deteriorating fire station, the gallery this week opens its new Fire Station annex following a design by 6a Architects

Originally published on metropolismag.com

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