About this talk

Running time: 29 minutes

Taking part in this discussion were:

• Client: Leslie Hardcastle (Curator, MOMI/British Film Institute)
• Architect: Bryan Avery (Avery Associates), John Dawson (Job Architect)
• Planner: Peter Rees (City Planning Officer, City of London Corporation)
• Structural Engineer: Alan Jones (YRM/Anthony Hunt Associates)
• Services Engineer: John Case (Voce Case & Partners)
• Acoustics: Howard Gwatkin (Bickerdike Allen Partners)
• Quantity Surveyor: David Stevens (Northcroft Neighbour & Nicholson)
• Management Contractor: Les Chatfield (Divisional Managing Director, Bovis Construction Ltd.)

Everyone present agreed that this job was extremely difficult. The site was under Waterloo Bridge, to which nothing was to be connected. It was difficult to find space for foundations. There was no brief for the architects to work to. Funding had to be raised as the building grew. And so on.

Despite everything, this attractive and popular film museum, an extension to the National Film Theatre, revealed itself in 1989. Its story is told in the recording, which was made in the National Film Theatre (hence "noises off").

Part 2 of this talk can be found here: Building Case Study 3 - Museum: Museum Of The Moving Image, London Part 2.

Bryan Avery

John Dawson


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