"Picture this: a substation, in Brent Cross, on the side of the A406 North Circular by a junction to the M1 motorway. Whatever you had in your mind, this is not it."
"It's a celebration," IF_DO co-founder Sarah Castle told Dezeen. "It transforms utilitarian infrastructure into a major new landmark that celebrates the spirit of the local community.""
"Proof that city infrastructure can serve more than one purpose"
The Hithe has been named the Best Design in Europe, Middle East and Africa in the Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards 2022, and was a finalist in the Circular Design category
IF_DO's Thorpeness Beach House has been shortlisted for the Manser Medal – the Architects' Journal House of the Year
Property X-Change, a new platform led by the Mayor of London to discuss the future of London’s high streets, has hosted a conversation about The Hithe: what did it take to deliver it, and what impact will it have?
The conversation features IF_DO director Sarah Castle; Emily Berwyn from Meanwhile Space; Rumi Bose from Southwark Council; and Mark Darnell, a current tenant in one of The Hithe’s micro units.