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Stahlwerk Anbau

Project Details

£100,000 to £249,999

New Build, Listed Building - Grade II

Practice

Finkernagel Ross Architects

221-222 Shoreditch High Street , London , E1 6PJ , United Kingdom

After our successful transformation of the Neue Hammerhalle steel forge, our client presented us with a new challenge: to give their nineteenth-century steam engine a new and fitting home. It’s a remarkable piece of technology and the only one of its kind still in working order, so our plan was – quite literally – to build a showcase. It would be on display for all to see, conveying the company’s pride in its history and boosting its modern-day reputation. The steam engine is not the only early-twentieth-century production machine on show here; it takes its place among other decommissioned early-twentieth-century production machines located around the working buildings. But it’s certainly the most stunningly displayed. The glass showcase is perched on a cantilevered concrete plinth, and the steam engine sits proudly within, clearly visible from every angle.