Overseeing Netil House, Hackney Downs Studios and Old Paradise Yard, Eat Work Art aim to create exceptional communities through fostering innovative collaboration and co-working opportunities, in high-quality spaces around London.
Bringing three distinct locations into one umbrella site was a challenge. Each has a number of commercial spaces like cafés and weekly markets, needing their own digital shopfronts, and of course the residents and their projects were a huge priority. Also imperative was the ability for prospective tenants to see spaces available for rent.
The Eat Work Art team also wanted to convey some of the feeling of physically being at one of their spaces; as you walk around you sense the huge variety of creative work happening in every corner.
My solution was to base the whole architecture around a taxonomy system that matched residents with creative fields and locations. As you move between pages, other related residents and events are surfaced, from across the Eat Work Art community. So despite a heavily templated page structure, repeat journeys are very rarely the same.