Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre
Opening in late 2018, the Queen Elizabeth Hall has undergone an ambitious refurbishment by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects.
Creative Director of the Southbank centre, Jude Kelly CBE, appointed Archer Humphryes Architects to generate and deliver the concept to revitalise the Grand Foyers brutalist interior - as a new ‘living room’ for the area. Included within this brief was to bring the cafe, the interval bar, the performance spaces, the artist bar, terraces, atrium garden alive with an art narration for the Hayward Gallery to develop into the architecture.
Combining permanent and temporary art, seating, performance, drinking, eating, music and energy for the young and old was key. At the same time embracing its connection with the citizens of the neighbourhood, making it a non - commodised space for congregations sometimes in excess of 1200 people, whilst always maintaining intimacy and reflection for individuals during the day, was a compelling approach.
In the autumn the doors will be open again to the public who will be able to enjoy the transformation.