CulturLab was a proposal developed by Mike Oades whilst at Ushida Findlay for the theatre group behaviouLab.
A centre for teaching children and adults about theatre, music, media and film, whilst retaining the building’s original purpose as a much needed multi-purpose venue in Hackney.
Building on the past, the now somewhat faded camouflage patterns on the façades are adapted to form an anti-camouflage, coded to relate to the colours of the culturLab. Creating a new identity whilst maintaining a link to Stoke Newington’s past.
Part of the proposal is to construct a fly tower. This would allow the Assembly Rooms to provide more professional theatre productions and attract repertory theatre companies to the area. The fly-tower would act as a beacon for the project, to advertise forthcoming presentations and provide a location for public art installations.