Hackney Downs Community Garden

Proposal for re-use of Hackney Downs bowling green and pavilion, for a new community garden and cafe.

July 2017

Unite Whitechapel

On site: a building that spans over and preserves the excavated ruins of a Tudor era playhouse in Whitechapel called The Boar’s Head. Artefacts uncovered during the archeological dig will be displayed within the social spaces we have designed for student and public use. Our scheme for Unite Students encompasses student amenities, workspace, performance, exhibition and community spaces.

Our interior design and curatorial approach references the theatrical history of the site and celebrates the concrete that bridges the ruins. Drawing from artefacts as varied as Tudor moneybox tops used at the Boar’s Head to a 20th century Incredible Hulk figurine, the exhibition will trace the history of the site as a place of theatre, making and changing beliefs from ancient Roman times to the present day.

October 2021

East End Women’s Museum

Following an open competition earlier this year, we’ve been appointed as architects for the new East End Women’s Museum. Manalo & White’s team will be led by Aoibhín McGinley and Lauren Li Porter. As an East London practice that is 66% women, this project is very close to our hearts and to our home. We’re very excited to work with the Museum team to develop the vision - a museum born from a single tweet that has become a truly empowering organisation over the last 6 years.

May 2021

Norwich’s Abandoned Jungle

Photographer Morgan O’Donovan’s story in AnOther Magazine; capturing the abandoned jungle at the heart of our Norwich Student Housing project.

April 2021

Highgate Cemetery Shortlist

We’re very happy to have been shortlisted in the competition to create a new 25-year masterplan to restore and upgrade the historic Highgate Cemetery in north London. The second stage of the competition will conclude in May.

February 2021

Hide Article

Hide featured in the Architects’ Journal.

December 2020

Student Housing in Norwich

Our developing interior and landscape designs for study, social and gallery spaces for a new student housing project in Norwich; converting a brutalist 70s office building with an abandoned jungle at its centre into a home for 650 students.

Our concept draws upon Norwich’s brutalist architecture and the quiet luxury of modernism, played off against wilder elements of the jungle brought into the interior of the building.

November 2020

Box Room Article

Box Room featured in the Architects’ Journal.

November 2020