Your emphasis on the chapel’s arches makes implicit the chapel’s longevity and the flexibility of the Anise Workshop. How have you found working with this juxtaposition of spaces?
“As a practice, we enjoy responding to existing heritage building backdrops in playful and performative ways, adding a layer of texture to enhance surroundings. From the outset, we wanted to reference a contextual influence, with the modular arch joinery elements internally linking the external arch motifs.
The adaptability and flexibility of the workshop shown in our proposal encourages freedoms within the space, to offer a less pre-formed approach, more of a changeable shared space for meaningful communal exchange.
The re-constructable design ensures the enclosure-like arched areas can be easily re-arranged for one large show, group events, or contrastingly more permanent areas of creative practice – with the arches incorporating lockable storage to encourage repetitive use and a base for working.”