Mortimer House Rooftop Bar, Fitzrovia Commercial Development, London Building, English Architecture Photos

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar in Fitzrovia

5 Nov 2021

Design: MATA Architects and Fettle design

Location: Fitzrovia, London, England, UK

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Photos © Peter Landers

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar

What was the brief for this small rooftop pavilion with bar and outdoor terrace?
MATA Architects were asked to maximise the potential for a small rooftop structure housing a redundant lift overrun and some outdoor space immediately adjacent to it. The goal was to create a rooftop bar and outdoor seating area for Mortimer House with views across Fitzrovia.

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

What were the key challenges?
The existing structure on the roof was very small and dominated internally by a concrete lift overrun.

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

What were the solutions?
The solution was to re-use and extend the existing structure on the roof. The lift overrun was demolished to clear floor space internally and a new glazed facade projecting 1.5 metres from the original building line extended the internal floorspace.

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Key products used:
Farrow & Ball paint
Kinley, Atria Sinea paving stones in slate and grey
Original vintage parquet floor from Broadleaf timber
Visual comfort, SELECTA LONG SCONCE IN BRONZE & HAND-RUBBED ANTIQUE BRASS & OPAL GLASS

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Visual comfort, PERRY CEILING LIGHT IN HAND-RUBBED ANTIQUE BRASS

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

How is the project unique?
The project sees the re-use, extension and transformation of a disused structure on the roof housing a redundant lift overrun into a bar and outdoor terrace for members of Mortimer House.

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Who are the clients and what’s interesting about them?
The client is Mortimer House, a members club set in a six-storey Art Deco building in the heart of Fitzrovia, London, bringing work, social and wellbeing spaces together under one roof, with hospitality at its core.

What are the sustainability features?
The re-use and adaptation of existing building fabric, as opposed to building new, is the most sustainable approach to building.

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar in Fitzrovia, London – Building Information

Architecture: MATA Architects
Interior Design: Fettle design

Project size: 45 sqm
Site size: 45 sqm
Completion date: 2021
Building levels: 1

About MATA Architects
MATA Architects believe in the value and power of thoughtful and considered architecture that puts people and communities first. They imagine spaces and places crafted to evoke a smile, a double take. Architecture that makes you look up. MATA Architects is an RIBA Chartered architecture practice founded in 2015 as a collaborative studio to develop projects at a range of scales.

Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia

Photography © Peter Landers

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Location: Fitzrovia, London, UK

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