Latest Tweets

Tom Ormond: Sunbeam, part of the series Eight Horizons, published by Other Criteria in 2014 https://t.co/EkUmPMSbgJ https://t.co/GA48QwX71H
21 hours ago

Damien Hirst's ‘The Souls’ – published by Paul Stolper & Other Criteria, 2010 https://t.co/ONmp3eU1bu https://t.co/92e1D6ZF6e
Yesterday

Join Other Criteria London @NPSGallery tonight from 6–8pm for the launch of our this new exhibition catalogue:… https://t.co/RULDASdYQA
2 weeks ago

Last Day at Market Art + Design in the Hamptons #DamienHirst https://t.co/u4MXQ0qUqh
2 weeks ago

Join us booth 411 at #MarketArtDesign to see new works by #DamienHirst & #HarlandMiller https://t.co/lZELnGKbbF https://t.co/zfQ5A5vjvR
2 weeks ago

Don't miss Other Criteria and @NPSGallery at @artcarbootfair tomorrow from 12–6pm in Vauxhall, London… https://t.co/Bl3fEsI81E
2 weeks ago

In the Hamptons or London this weekend? Other Criteria is both at #MarketArtDesign and @artcarbootfairhttps://t.co/FYwYS7PWRm
2 weeks ago

Fiona Banner is selected to design 'A Room for London' installation on Southbank Centre

February 9, 2011 by Kay

David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner have been selected to design A Room for London, a temporary installation that will sit on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, London and be part of the London 2012 Festival.

The design competition for A Room for London, which attracted entries from around 500 architects and artists from across the world, was instigated by Living Architecture, and Artangel, in association with Southbank Centre. The brief was to create a room on one of the most visible sites in the British capital, where up to two people at a time could spend a unique night in an exemplary architectural landmark.

David Kohn and Fiona Banner's winning design is for a boat which, perched on the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof, will appear to have come to rest there, grounded, perhaps, from the retreating waters of the Thames below.  From the lower and upper ‘decks' of this beautifully crafted timber structure, there will be extraordinary views of a London panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St Paul's cathedral.

Bookings for a night at A Room for London will be from January to December 2012. Advance bookings will be available through this website from 8th September 2011.

Alongside public booking, the Room will play host to a guest programme of special visitors - artists, writers and cultural commentators of all kinds. These ‘thinkers-in-residence' will be invited to stay and encouraged to muse on the city at a moment in time, through writing, image-making, online postings or live webcasts from the Room itself as their own idiosyncratic entries in the logbook. Some contributions will be instantly experienced by the public; others developed slowly during the course of the year. All visitors will be offered a chance to share experiences of a night in the Room.

A Room for London is a cultural collaboration between Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with Southbank Centre and the London 2012 Festival.