GASHOLDER NO 8
A new programmable, movable and interactive external event space within the grade II listed gasholder no 8 at Kings Cross, London. whilst only the 25 meter high frame remains, the rise and fall of the absent gas bell is reconfigured into individual elements, 'pixels' that can rise above or fall below ground level constituting an adaptable landscape with endless permutations. Utilising computer programmed motorisation, scissor or hydraulic, the independent movement of each steel pixel can be choreographed together, creating for instance; an amphitheatre for concerts, a public plaza for sports events or film screenings, an elevated runway for fashion shows, a private enclosure for exhibitions, segregated rooms for private receptions, a labyrinth, an adrenaline landscape for climbing or parkour etc. The interior basement accommodates kitchen, wc and storage provisions, alongside the remarkable lift mechanisms among and onto which look further flexible space; a bar, nightclub, restaurant, an event space etc. James undertook the project whilst working for Gianni Botsford Architects, images are with kind permission and copyright Gianni Botsford Architects.
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Client:Argent, Location:London UK, Budget:£2.5m, Involvement:2008 Status:Competition
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