Welcome to Tottenham Pavilion

An architectural project to find a new kind of public space, inspired by the uniqueness of warehouse life.


Podcast Series Launched

Tottenham Pavilion Conversations

Our project was documented through a series of podcasts by leading architectural platform KooZA/rch, as a digital contribution to the London Festival of Architecture. Through the interview series, KooZA/rch explored the project further by engaging in conversations with warehouse tenants, artists, architects and industry figures. Exploring notions of ‘site’, ‘public space’, the power and role of the competition and the typology of the pavilion within contemporary architectural and cultural landscape.

Listen to all episodes here our website, on Spotify, iTunes Podcast, GooglePlay
Find out more about each episode at koozarch.com

Project Overview

Tottenham Pavilion is a project run by a local team from the Harringay Warehouse District; a former industrial site in South Tottenham that has, over the past 20 years, been converted into live and work space by artists, makers, musicians and entrepreneurs.

The community is a living alternative to standard gentrification. Shaped by a self-build community, rather than delivered by a regeneration masterplan. It’s not merely grass root, nor bottom up, that’s far too linear - it’s a power source that comes from the clash of differences that makes this community unique.

In early 2020, a competition was launched to develop a concept for a pavilion that encapsulates the uniqueness of warehouse life for a wider public audience. The winning + shortlisted designs will feature in London Festival of Architecture. The winning design aims to be built in 2021, subject to finance & planning permission, by a team of local of people exploring self-building.

Explore all 166 design submitted, alongside the winning and shortlisted concept Designers' Gallery>>

Images: Location of Tottenham Pavilion

  • Photo of empty site
  • Photo of empty site
  • Site Plan

What’s it all about:

Creating a new kind of public pavilion

Maximising the use of an unoccupied space

Preserving the uniqueness of the warehouse community

Empowering the community to connect through a self build project

Showcasing fresh, new talent in the largest annual architecture festival

A massive thank you to our judges.

Clare Richards


Founder and director of ft’work (Footwork Architects), a non-profit organisation, working to help create thriving communities and ensure clear social principles underpin development within the built environment. Clare is also a patron of the London Festival of Architecture.

Katy Marks


Founder and director of Citizens Design Bureau, a co-operative company of architects, making good design accessible, humane and sensitively sustainable. Katy worked on the 2014 Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, sits on various Design Review Panels and is a regular lecturer at Cambridge, theAA, Chelsea College of Art, London School of Architecture.

Sean & Stephen


Both halves of an architectural practice in East London have covered different stages of the judging process. Together they bridge disciplines; architecture, illustration, art, education, digital design & publishing. Clients range from Blackhorse Workshop in Walthamstow to Camden Collective.


Aida Esposito


Cultural and Creative Specialist, Aida is currently a consultant leading on the Creative Enterprise Zone in Tottenham. Aida specialises in identifying and articulating the space for culture and creativity in areas of urban renewal.

Ryan Hughes


A Harringay Warehouse Resident for over seven years. Ryan has used his architectural skills to develop and re-design a few warehouse projects, including a new artists’ studio and exhibition space with the Harringay Warehouse District.

Ellis Gardiner


Director of New River Studios, an arts’ centre, studio provider, venue, education hub, cafe and bar, with a large and diverse range of users. Uniquely based within Harringay Warehouse District, Ellis is a well established innovator of the area.

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