David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner have been selected to design A Room for London, a temporary one-bedroom installation commissioned by Living Architecture and Artangel.
The building will be a boat, called ‘Roi des Belges’. Sat atop the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank during the Olympic Year of 2012, it will offer extraordinary views of a London panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St Paul's cathedral.
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.
For more information please visit the Living Architecture website.
A Room for London is a cultural collaboration between Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with Southbank Centre and the London 2012 Festival.