Located at the heart of a new real-estate development on Greenwich Peninsula, London’s Design District features 16 buildings. Each is assigned to a different architecture practice, and the invited teams drew up their respective projects knowing nothing about the rest. Two Spanish firms, Barozzi Veiga and Selgas Cano, worked in Design District, a hectare of spaces and workshops for creative and innovative enterprises.
With a built area of 660 square meters, SelgasCano’s Design District Canteen building is a yellow light metal structure covered with a transparent ETFE membrane and polycarbonate panels, some of them movable. With lobed forms and backlit translucent materials, the food market presents stands at ground level and spaces for sit-down eating on the upper floor.