Curzon Cinema Wins RIBA London 2023 Award
The Curzon Cinema tucked underneath the Camden railway arches has achieved the RIBA London 2023 award! Working with architects Takero Shimazaki, Curzon Cinema in Camden was an exciting and challenging retrofit project, creating 5 acoustically isolated cinemas inside the railway arches. The work has been recognised by the RIBA awards for the “playful and yet sober and sophisticated response to this highly unusual context, as well as by the skill with which the ‘found’ spaces and ‘modest’ materials are used to highlight the insertion of a new reality into an existing industrial building fabric.”
At Furness, we are passionate about refurbishment and building retention as the way forward to reduce the carbon emissions of our industry, which is why we were chosen for this project. The emphasis on careful conservation was also highlighted by the RIBA jury:
“The repurposing of the spaces under the historic rail arches, where trains traverse above, for a cinema with its obvious high acoustic requirements, is as unusual and disparate as an architectural project can get. The conservation approach is to inhabit the new insertion independently from the brickwork structures via the introduction of a new steel framework to support the internal fit-out. The insertions under each arch will therefore be fully reversible in future if required, without impact to the original brickwork.”
You can view the RIBA page HERE.