It said: "Due to poor weather and structural leaks it has become necessary to close the entire centre for an initial period of one week while damage is assessed."
The closure is the latest blow for the building, designed by Hodder Associates. It was £20m over budget when completed in 2002 – seven years after the scheme was first proposed.
In September it emerged that Hackney council was suing the architect, engineer Whitbybird and QS Davis Langdon & Everest for negligence and breach of contract in connection with the spiralling costs.
The project, built by contractor Gleeson, has been dogged by difficulties such as condensation and poor ventilation since it opened in February last year.