Once a warehouse storing such products as Ajax, HWKN has converted it into a contemporary art space that is as diverse, flexible, and adaptable as the buildings and cities we live in. Sometimes an exhibition at JAX 01 might demand the gallery be dark and moody; other times it needs to be light and ethereal. And on unique occasions it calls out for the entire 60,000 sq foot space to be flooded with sunshine.
HWKN’s design exhibits extraordinary flexibility. The oversized shutters we attached high on the façade expand and collapse to control the flow of light into the spaces within. Through a simple fold in the shutter design, the firm created a further iconic gesture that expresses the life now within the building. Inside or outside, the artwork is always visible, creating a connection with visitors and capturing their curiosity.