After recently creating the origami inspired Kiosks, London based architecture firm Make Architects unveils a recyclable cinema for the Regeneration Film Festival at Ecobuild. The award-winning architectural practice, took the challenge of designing a unique structure to showcase films, as well as provide exhibition visitors with a place of rest.
The recyclable structure will be built out of 1,271 pieces of reclaimed cardboard. The hexagonal shaped pieces will be stacked and tied together to create the igloo-like structure. The recyclable cinema will also house chairs constructed out of recycled transport pallets and other reclaimed materials, and the furniture will be donated to a local college after the event.
We hope the curved geometry of the cinema, combined with the creative use of recycled materials, will encourage curiosity whilst providing a striking and exciting visual impact within the exhibition space. The simple design will allow the structure to be easily constructed and deconstructed before and after exhibition.
– Peter Greaves – Make partner and lead project architect
More from the press statement:
Ecobuild, the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment, launched the open-entry filmmaking competition in 2013. The sustainable built environment film festival is organised and produced by designer Henrietta Lynch and aims to provide an international showcase for films and animations about sustainable development and construction.
The judges for the Regeneration Film Festival competition have now shortlisted five potential winning films:
• ‘The A13 Green’ by Tomo Brody and The Brick Box
• ‘Factory Home’ by John Killock
• ‘Open to the Public’ by Lily Bernheimer & Paper Tiger TV
• ‘Constructing the Greenway’ by Catalyst Housing
• ‘Scratching the Surface’ by Nathan Hughes
These together with other selected entries for the film festival will be shown at Ecobuild and the winner will be presented with The Gold Brick award, supported by Igloo Regeneration, at the Building Awards by RIBA’s Stephen Hodder in April 2014.
Besides Make, other sponsors of the cinema include Classic Furniture 4 U, LMB Textiles, Red Box and Laser Cutting Services.
Entry to the cinema (stand S245) is free but attendees must register to attend Ecobuild prior to the event, see www.ecobuild.co.uk
*All images and information courtesy of Make Architects.