Designed in Hackney: we're kicking off this week's set of iconic projects designed in the London borough of Hackney with a Stirling Prize-nominated museum of fine art in Denmark by Shoreditch firm Tony Fretton Architects.
Surrounded by agricultural fields, the Fuglsang Kunstmuseum is a white-rendered brick building composed of rectangular forms.
Galleries feature diagonal roof lights, as well as large windows that face out across the rural landscape.
We first published a story about the building when it was completed at the start of 2008, then again when it was nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2009.
Architect Tony Fretton founded the firm in 1982 and now co-directs it alongside architect James McKinney. You can find all our stories about them here.
Their office is located on Clifton Street in Shoreditch.
Designed in Hackney map:
Blue = designers
Red = architects
Yellow = brands
Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.
More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.
Photography is by Peter Cook.