Barge-based cinema in east London screening films as part of the post-2012 Olympic legacy.

UP Projects/The Legacy List/Bloomberg
Hackney Wick, London – and throughout the UK
Value undisclosed

  • Won in international design competition run by UP Projects and the Architecture Foundation
  • Builds on success of 2011 Floating Cinema by Studio Weave
  • Part of legacy work to integrate the former Olympic Park with surrounding communities
  • Concept for ‘A Strange Cargo of Extra-Ordinary Objects’, with films connecting communities via the waterways
  • Layout includes small auditorium, projection booth, terraces and servery

Client: UP Projects/The Legacy List/Bloomberg
Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
Services Engineer: Skelly & Couch

Outdoor film screening On those long summer evenings in London
Regents Canal Stopping to greet the canalside loungers
Early evening showing On a hot summers eve
Down at Residency Studio That moss wont stop us.
Fairy lights and friends
Throwing light Scenery is lit up along the tow path
Travelling in style On board the cinema
Shadow puppets! Playing with light
In the lock Along Regents Canal
Head on!
Facade taking shape Fit together piece by piece
Man at work
Construction has started
Sketch showing see-through facade Light will pour from within
Golden propellor Being fitted today
Factory Works have begun
Interior Section drawing
Exterior Section drawing
Projection angles Testing for various projector positioning
Sliced section Through the internal entrance and seating areas
Aerial plan Showing seating arrangements and folding roof action
Exploded diagram Showing internal and external componants
Interior view
Simple projection sketch
Projection sketch
Beginnings of an idea
The barge before the cinema
Barge at Brentford

Floating Cinema