LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: VIEWS ON THE ATLANTIC

Have you seen the ‘Views on the Atlantic’ build from our winners of our London
Festival of Architecture (LFA) design competition ‘People at the Centre of Brixton’?

Brixton Community Cinema with Bamidele Awoyemi, Farouk Agoro and Livia Wang, make up the winning team for ‘Views on the Atlantic’ which see two cinema-facilitating interventions installed at Atlantic Road and Windrush Square.

The competition launched in March this year. Asking architects, designers, and artists to re-imagine these key sites in Brixton and test alternative scenarios to improve the experience of businesses, residents, and visitors in the area. The winning team were selected out of 6 shortlisted applicants and over 30 entrants.

With this competition LFA, Lambeth Council and Brixton BID wanted to encourage people to Brixton’s public realm, sparking discussion and debate about the role that historical common land plays in our urban environment. The judges were impressed by ‘Views on the Atlantic’ in the way that it draws on local shared history and creates new common spaces which facilitate creative exchange and spark conversation.

Design concept for ‘Views on the Atlantic’ at Atlantic Road

‘Views on the Atlantic’ is composed of a series of built interventions at Atlantic Road and Windrush Square. These will be used as places for evening cinema screenings, exhibitions, and other programme activities. During the day, both sites will be places for ‘gathering, education and artistic expression’, for example, with a series of learning workshops at Atlantic Road.

The cinema screening programme seeks inspiration from LFA theme ‘In Common’ and is a celebration of Brixton’s rich cultural and historical past. Displays of archival photography and film have been gathered from local organisations and archives, such as Lambeth Archives, Ritzy Cinema and Black Cultural Archives. The interventions also have a varied input from local creatives and international community cinemas.

‘Views on the Atlantic’ has been installed to align the 70th Anniversary of Windrush Square and will remain until 2 July 2023. Brixton is one of 7 official LFA Destinations and forms a key part of the overall LFA Programme.

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