Visions for a new Film Centre

14 - 23 December 2001

The exhibition presented proposals by three architectural practices, David Chipperfield Architects (UK), Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects (Holland) and Panter Hudspith Architects (UK), shortlisted for the BFI Film Centre competition.

The exhibition featured working drawings, concept models and texts which were submitted for the competition of a scheme to combine all the British Film Institute's public facilities onto one site, for the first time since its inception in 1933.

Following the design competition in 2001, David Chipperfield Architects were selected as the winners to design the new BFI Film Centre. The practice have won major design awards for their public and private buildings in Germany, Italy, USA, Japan and the UK. Among their notable projects are the River and Rowing Museum Henley, Davenport Museum of Art Iowa, Neues Museum Berlin and San Michele Cemetery Venice.

The bfi Film Centre was to be the first large-scale cultural building undertaken by the practice in the UK, but the project was later to be cancelled, in 2003.