CLEOPATRA’S KIOSK – LONDON
Location: London, United Kingdom
Client: Samuel Alexander ltd. London
International design competition: winning design
Design level: concept, developed, and technical design
This is the winning design of a design competition, organized by the RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects – aimed at the construction of a new kiosk, for selling boat tickets and souvenirs, located on the Victoria Embankment, adjacent to the Charing Cross station and the Golden Jubilee pedestrian bridge in Central London.
We designed a large “mutant” object, which modifies its configuration and reveals its “open” and “closed” states through changes of form and luminosity.
Above: Cleopatra’s kiosk, photos © Bianchini e Lusiardi associati
Above: Cleopatra’s kiosk, photo © Chris Jones Photography, courtesy RIBA
Above: Cleopatra’s kiosk, image from the competition boards, © Bianchini e Lusiardi
Cleopatra’s kiosk: construction of the edge beam, © Bianchini e Lusiardi associati
Cleopatra’s kiosk, © Bianchini e Lusiardi associati
Cleopatra’s kiosk, image from google street view, 2015