The Commonwealth Institute
LocationRB Kensington
Project ScopeResidential
Project StatusOn Site

Chris Sutton was the Partner responsible for the successful planning submission for this controversial residential and cultural scheme, with OMA as concept designer, and later John Pawson as Interior Architect to the museum.

The project brought back into use one of the capital’s most iconic buildings as home to The Design Museum, whilst providing high quality residential accommodation in landscaped grounds that complement and integrate into Holland Park and the surrounding area.

The challenging role of integrating opposing architectural ideas from numerous designers into a commercially realistic scheme that was fully considered and coordinated with technical consultants whilst performing aesthetically was borne out of the work Chris undertook acting on behalf of Renzo Plan Building Workshop.