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"Visions for a new Film Centre: Three competition schemes for the bfi"
2001-12-14 until 2001-12-23
Architecture Foundation
London, , 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, bar, restaurant).

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