Calthorpe Project (1987)

The existing community garden, which had already transformed a derelict site in London’s Kings Cross, needed a building to replace its temporary shed. The clients were already experienced in community engagement and held two consultative picnic days to enable public discussion of the project. Matrix designed a large, timber-framed mainly single storey building with a cedar-shingled roof, but funding could not be found, so this building was unrealised; the clients went on to find a cheaper, self-build option. Its design did, however, inform the later work at Walworth Garden.