Pollard Thomas Edwards RIBA Open Studios and Floating Cinema Boat Trips
What - Pollard Thomas Edwards RIBA Open Studios and Floating Cinema Boat Trips
When - Saturday 25 June
Where - Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London N1 8JX
During the RIBA Open Studios, Pollard Thomas Edwards collaborated with The Floating Cinema; a unique purpose built 60ft widebeam canal boat that operates as a mobile arts venue and floating projection house; commissioned by UP Projects and designed by Duggan Morris. The cinema embarked at PTE, Diespeker Wharf and Granary Square, Kings X and guests enjoyed a unique floating tour through the changing local canalscape. The trip included travelling through the historic Islington tunnel; built in 1820 and the longest navigable canal tunnel in the south east.
Guests also enjoyed exploring PTE’s studios, Diespeker Wharf, a conversion of a canal side Victorian warehouse, formally a timber yard and terrazzo mill, into spacious offices with one of the best waterside views in London. The studios at Diespeker Wharf provide a great working environment, a local landmark and a visible expression of the practice’s ethos. Along with their neighbouring developments on City Road Basin, they show how restored historic buildings and radical new ones can stimulate economic, social and environmental regeneration.