Commonage is a gallery located at ‘Common E2’: a dynamic hybrid retail, workspace and gallery in the heart of Bethnal Green, East London. The space is also the permanent home of ‘Common Ground Workshop’ (architects) and doubles up as a café at ground floor, with an art gallery space and commercial kitchen at Basement Level. Benefiting from a double fronted aspect, the unit incorporates a movable screen and modular storage units that serve to maximise spatial flexibility and allows for the floor plate to both be split into two rooms, and opened out into a larger events space format. At basement level the informal layout allows for a multitude of use patterns and artistic event functions.
As industry leaders in commercial hospitality and workspace design the combined workspace studio, gallery and café/ retail unit can be seen to be at the forefront of hybridised, flexible and agile workspace. The space promotes a breakdown of the hitherto siloed approach to workspace design, and the practice operates within of a burgeoning community that includes local design professionals and other industry leaders, who intermingle with customers and visitors.
Common Ground Workshop, Common E2, Commonage
Bethnal Green, East London