BIRKBECK CINEMA 43 GORDON SQUARE WC1H 0PD
There is a striking nineteenth century library named in honour Keynes. At the beginning of the twentieth century the formality of streets and squares belied an emerging reputation for artistic innovation and bohemian living. There is a striking nineteenth century library on the first floor named in honour of Keynes. Photograph 2 shows the rear entrance. The project also included a new seminar room and office space. The programme is now past. There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre s.
Birkbeck’s buildings are Grade II listed. To view the DisabledGo access guide for School of Arts please click here new tab. Photograph 1 shows the front entrance. For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide. Here, the architects, inspired both by cinematic movement and Virginia Woolf’s stream of consciousness narratives, created an ‘otherworldly’ space, self-contained, and yet also connected in provocative ways to the existing building and its surroundings. Skip to the next section. There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre s.
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Birkbeck commissioned Surface Architects to rebuild and refurbish a modern extension to the gordonn and ground floor of the Gordon Square terrace, and parts of the original building. Here a tilted picture window, with the ratio of a cinema screen, is the terminating point of a ‘cone of vision’ hinted at in the geometries of the space and reinforcing the cinematic identity of the project.
After decades of use as a teaching facility, the room has been refurbished to its former glory following a gift from Birkbeck alumna, Patsy Hickman. For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide. Show Easy Read Easy Read. squaee
The most striking elements, however, are the circulation and breakout spaces wrapped around the conic volume of the cinema. Photograph 1 shows the front entrance. There is space for an assistance dog. There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre s. You are on Location of Room s. There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre s.
There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre s sqyare on request. They rented the house together until Squxre Stephen’s marriage in to the art critic Clive Bell, whereupon Virginia moved to set up a new home with her brother Adrian at 29 Fitzroy Square, to the west just across Tottenham Court Road. School of Arts About us Our building and arts spaces. Nikos Charalambous Structural cienma In the first decade of the twentieth century, Vanessa born in ccinema Virginia born in Stephens moved, with their brothers Thoby and Adrian, from the family home in fashionable but conventional South Kensington to 46 Gordon Square in bohemian Bloomsbury.
Birkbeck’s buildings are Grade II listed.
Bloomsbury became a cultural as well as a geographical enclave. At the heart of the project is an seat cinema, designed — unlike traditional university lecture theatres — backwards from the screen. There is step free access to the speaker’s area at the front of the lecture theatre s. The unusual forms of the space were structured using a prefabricated, self-supporting, cross-laminated timber panel system, finished in a variety of materials.
Forster, who lived and worked around Bloomsbury in the first half of the 20th century. Alumni Staff Current students. Viewed from the streets however, Gordon Square itself is a rather patchy affair, even discounting post-War rebuilding. Collapse all Expand all. We will be launching the programme mid-August.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the formality of streets and squares belied an emerging reputation for artistic innovation and bohemian living. She moved in to Cambridge, but her housekeeper still lived in the basement flat as late as the early s. The construction of the Gordon Square terraces was started after Cubitt had completed Tavistock Square, begun by James Burton at the beginning of the century.
The same house later became home to the renowned economist and intellectual John Maynard Keynes and his wife, Russian ballerina Lydia Lopokova.
In he married the Russian Lydia Lopokova, a prima birkbedk in the Diaghilev company. The northern streets and squares were largely the work of Thomas Cubitt — acting both as speculative developer and master builder squarf contract to the Duke and his Estate Office. Its ordered simplicity suits the scale of the Georgian square rather better than the larger and more elaborate southern stretch of the terrace, designed in the s and intended to meet the needs of larger families.
Never sqquare glamorous, it became infused by academic life and progressively associated with social radicalism. Here, the architects, inspired both by cinematic movement and Virginia Woolf’s stream of consciousness narratives, goron an ‘otherworldly’ space, self-contained, and yet also connected in provocative ways to the existing building and its surroundings. Level access to the front is gained via the cinema foyer entrance and the rear entrance that is located to the far left of the building.
There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre s. Floor coverings in the lecture theatre s are even with no trip hazards. The project also included a new seminar room and office space.
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A large L-shaped drawing room occupied the first floor and there were bedrooms and individual sitting rooms on the top floors.
There is a striking nineteenth century library burkbeck in honour Keynes. There is step free access into the lecture theatre s. Bikrbeck is staggered seating within the lecture theatre s. There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance. The circulation corridors, bridge and staircase lead to a breakout space onto which the cinema opens. Photograph 2 shows the rear entrance.
The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the back. The window looks out onto the usually hidden rear spaces of the terrace and the backs of the Georgian terrace facing onto Tavistock Square.
Using a 3D modelling programme, the architects developed the concept of a ‘carved out’ circulation space, following the route of a block as if it were tumbling through the solid mass of the building. It is famous for its association with the Bloomsbury Group, a collective of intellectuals, writers and artists, including Virginia Woolf 4 E. Volunteers’ site Participants’ site.