UK Award Part 2
The Royal Victoria Colourworks
Johan Berglund’s interests lie in the experience of light and the poetic and psychological dimensions of architecture. He proposes a paint laboratory, artists’ studios, and accommodation for the Royal Victoria Dock, a site strongly linked with the history of material refinement in East London. Pigment, color, darkness, and weather are his main materials. Each courtyard, passage, and chamber of his building has a distinct presence, but one space folds into another, creating a rich architectural sequence with a chiaroscuro atmosphere.