Writer Felicity Notely sits down with Märraum founder Michael Hormann to talk about making Jubilee Warehouse a reality.
In collaboration with architect Peter Skerrett, Michael was one of the key players in Robotmother’s conversion of the Jubilee Warehouse in Penryn – with the enviable task of taking an idea, a dream, a sketch and making it happen.
The warehouse has been completely redesigned from the inside out, and now houses 13 studios that are used by small local businesses, artists and artisans.
Take a look at the Jubilee Warehouse video and you’ll get an idea of the amount of time and effort that went into the project – but of course it’s nothing compared to real time. I like to think about it this way: it’s a meditation, a reminder that nothing can be achieved without hard graft.
Sitting down with Michael, I’m taken on a time-bending journey. Flitting between images on two computer screens: plans, source material, photographs of the finished build. It is a privilege to gain access to the creative process in this way, moving between the before, the during and the after at will.