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"Visions for a new Film Centre: Three competition
schemes for the bfi"
2001-12-14 until 2001-12-23
UK United Kingdom
An exhibition of of proposals by three architectural practices,
David Chipperfield Architects, Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects
and Panter Hudspith Architects, shortlisted for the bfi Film Centre
competition, will go on show at the Architecture Foundation in
an exhibition opened on Friday 14 December.
The exhibition will feature working drawings, concept models and
texts which were submitted to the competition for a scheme to
combine all the British Film Institute¶s public facilities on
one site for the first time since its inception in 1933. Following
the design competition this summer, David Chipperfield Architects
were selected as the winners to design the new bfi Film Centre.
David Chipperfield Architects have won major design awards for
their public and private buildings in Germany, Italy, USA, Japan
and the UK. Among their notable projects are the River and Rowing
Museum Henley, Davenport Museum of Art Iowa, Neues Museum Berlin
and San Michele Cemetery Venice. They are currently working on
the masterplan for Museum Island, a major new complex of museums
in Berlin. The bfi Film Centre will be the first large-scale cultural
building to be undertaken by the
practice in the UK.
Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects was founded in Rotterdam,
and is now one of the leading practices in Europe with offices
in Rotterdam and London. The firm has built an impressive range
of cultural buildings, museums and libraries in Holland together
with van Egeraat's previous firm Mecanoo) and has gone on to win
several important design competitions in the UK, including for
the Photographers' Gallery and the Royal Shakespeare Company¶s
new facilities in Stratford.
Panter Hudspith Architects is a dynamic young English architectural
practice with a wide range of projects for commercial and cultural
client organisations. Formed as a partnership by Mark Panther
and Simon Hudspith in 1988, they designed their first cinema ten
years ago in an old factory in Clapham and have since completed
a number of high profile arts cinema
including the Curzon Soho London, the Picture House Stratford
and Yorkshire Herald (Arts Cinema, creche, internet cafe,