earlearchitects practice brochure cinema
Contents Cinema: The Chiswick Cinema Cineworld, Brighton Picturehouse, Kensington Picturehouse, Stratford Picturehouse, Bromley Picturehouse, Spalding Picturehouse, Palmers Green Picturehouse, Bristol Picturehouse, Crystal Palace Picturehouse, Hackney Screen 5 Picturehouse, Hackney Lounge Screen Picturehouse, Milton Keynes Picturehouse, Ritzy Picturehouse, Clapham
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Cinema Size Study Cinema The Chiswick Cinema
Total: Cineworld, Brighton
Total: Picturehouse, Kensington
Total: Picturehouse, Stratford
Total: Picturehouse, Bromley
Total: Picturehouse, Spalding
Total: Total: Picturehouse, Bristol Picturehouse, Palmers Green
Total: Picturehouse, Crystal Palace
1 2 3 4 5 5 screens
127 101 101 60 16 405
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 screens
219 219 177 171 177 177 143 143 1426
1 2 3 4 5 6 6 screens
308 168 123 123 130 59 911
Picturehouse, Kensington Picturehouse, Hackney
1 2 3 4 6 screens
222 200 165 123 710
Picturehouse, Stratford Total:
1 2 3 4 5 5 screens
299 93 75 220 77 760
1 2 5 3 6 4 6 screens 5 5 screens 1 2 1 3 2 4 3 5 4 6 7 7 screens
327 160 50 149 50 58 612 58 746 230 107 282 107 150 50 40 50 40 50 16 610
Cinema Total: The Chiswick Cinema Picturehouse, Bristol
Total: Cineworld, Brighton Total: Picturehouse, Crystal Palace
Picturehouse Milton Keynes Total: Total: Picturehouse, Bromley Picturehouse, Ritzy
Total: Picturehouse, Spalding Total:
Picturehouse, Clapham Total: Picturehouse, Palmers Green Total:
5 6 6 Screens screens
50 50 Seats 612
1 2 3 4 5 5 screens 6 7 1 7 screens 2 3 1 4 2 5 3 6 4 7 5 8 6 8 6 screens
127 230 101 107 101 107 60 50 16 50 405 50 16 219 610 219 177 169 171 144 177 84 177 70 143 58 143 58 1426 583
1 2 1 3 2 4 3 5 4 6 5 6 screens 6 Lounge Screen 1 7 screens 2 3 1 4 2 6 screens 3 3 screens 1 2 3 1 4 2 5 3 5 screens 4 5 1 5 screens 2 3 4 1 5 2 5 screens 3 4 1 4 screens 2 3 4
308 168 296 123 111 123 115 130 56 59 58 911 46 32 222 714 200 165 80 123 86 710 137 303 299 93 75 352 220 165 77 113 760 111 52 327 793 160 149 58 188 58 139 746 129 108 282 564 150 40 40
About us Earle Architects is an award winning practice based in Hackney, East London. Since setting up in 2003 we have established a reputation for innovation, attention to detail and value-for-money design. As a chartered practice with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) our clients can expect the highest level of excellence in design and professional services. We explore imaginative design solutions and we enjoy working closely with clients and fellow consultants to produce elegant, well-conceived and well-detailed buildings. We are passionate about the environment and are supports of the RIBA’s Retrofirst campaign. Our experience spans sectors including commercial, residential, public buildings, education institutions and landscape. This brochure showcases a selection of our cinema projects.
“Earle Architects were able to help us navigate swiftly through the myriad planning and listed building processes, and their help through to final handover was key in realising this important project on time and in budget.” Cityscreen
“From start to end, the team have been flexible, dedicated and highly innovative. A highly imaginative approach has resulted in a solution which exceeded our initial expectations of what could be achieved.” Surrey Square School
“Earle Architects have produced an imaginative design which meets all our requirements. The team have been proactive and accommodating.” London Borough of Hackney
“The design of the building is intrinsic to the delivry of good services to young people at Depaul. Those visiting Sherborne House never fail to appreciate the principles of PIE and quality in the design, and how the building works as a place of change for the young people in need of our services.” Depaul UK
Contact: Earle Architects 7a Sylvester Road London E8 1EP Tel: +44 (0) 20 8525 5902 Fax: +44 (0) 208 533 8069 Email: email@example.com Web: www.earlearchitects.com Earle Architects is an equal opportunities employer.
Clients: ART Property Development Aylesbury NDC / Creation Trust BPP Construction Consultants BMG Music Publishing Borough Council of Wellingborough BCD Travel Chelsea Football Club Chelsea Village PLC Cineworld Cinemas Cityscreen Consolidated Developments Ltd Consolidated Property Corporation Ltd Crown Golf Depaul UK finnCap Football Foundation Generation Estates Ltd Genesis Housing GHD Grayshott Hall Health Retreat Harbert Management Corporation Hurst House Hyde Housing Institut Français Kingston University Kraman Ltd Lensbury Club London Borough of Hackney London Borough of Southwark Manor Gardens Welfare Trust Minerva PLC Mouchel Parkman PLC Oxford University Picturehouse Cinemas Queens crescent Communal Assets Quinn (London) Ltd Sarm Music Village Sony BMG St. Mungos Surrey Square School Tripadvisor Thames Reach Trevor Horn University of Surrey Wainbridge Ltd Z Hotels
The Chiswick Cinema
Client: Trafalgar Location: Chiswick, London Project Value: £3.2m Screens: 5 Seats: 420 Date: Completing December 2020/January 2021
Earle Architects prepared designs for a new mixed-use building on Chiswick High Road, which will include a new independent cinema and three two-bedroom apartments. The site is spread across 3 existing buildings, previously occupied by Ballet Rambert. Extensive alterations were proposed to accommodate a five-screen cinema with 420 seats, bar, restaurant and an external roof terrace. ‘The Chiswick Cinema’ will be opening its doors in 2020.
Client: Cineworld Location: Marina, Brighton Project Value: ÂŁ4m Screens: 8 Seats: 1440 Date: Due for Completion April 2020
Cineworld Brighton, situated at the marina in Brighton is the first major Cineworld refurbishment Earle Architects has undertaken. Our design inspiration comes from the surrounding seaside life the cinema is situated in. The screen walls have flowing soft curved lines suggestive of groynes and the variety of coastline found in the local area. The toilets have brightly coloured striped tiling referencing the famous, much loved seaside Brighton rock. We have also added a new screen X, with a 270-degree screen to allow the customer to fully immerse themselves in the visual cinema experience. Generally, all screens will have greatly improved sightlines and legroom. The cinema works will be finishing Spring 2020.
Client: Picturehouse Location: Kensington, London Project Value: Confidential Screens: 6 Seats: Approx. 1000 Date: Ongoing
Earle Architects are producing designs for a six-screen, approx. 1,000-seat cinema for Picturehouses Ltd as part of a large scale development proposed by Delancey. The mixed-use development replaces the existing Odeon cinema on Kensington High Street. The cinema plays on light and perspective throughout the proposal. Clever use of artificial light with repetitive portal design features creates a rhythmical flow around the interior. A bold and bright material palette has also been harnessed to lift a fully underground space to life. The distinctive floating circular acoustic disks conceal dimmable up lighting and air conditioning ducts.
Client: Picturehouse Location: Stratford, London Project Value: ÂŁ2m TBC Screens: 4 Seats: 692 Date: Due on site 2020
Earle Architects are currently working on an internal refurbishment of Picturehouse Stratford which comprises of 4 screens and bar and kiosk areas. We redesigned Burrell Foley and Fischers unique design to add warmth, colour and a more intimate design to create an improved, welcoming interior. As part of this redesign we added a second bar as well as providing a kitchen to serve the cafe/restaurant. To tackle the vast spaces, we have improved the way finding with a series of double-sided projecting signs that focus on the flow up and down the building. We have introduced a series of faceted geometric paneled human scaled elements to the design that create a more intimate and welcoming environment. These include features such as booths, wall planters and faceted bars and ceiling that will be made from natural materials, bright colours and include greenery in parts. The screens will all boast improved sight lines and increased legroom.
Client: Picturehouse Location: Bromley, Kent Project Value: ÂŁ4.5m Screens: 5 Seats: 764 Date: Completed June 2019 This major refurbishment and extension saw two additional screens, a bar/restaurant and passenger lift added to a run-down cinema in Bromley. The original building dates from 1936 and is one of the original Oscar Deutsch Odeon theatres, representing the distinct Art Deco style of prominent architect George Coles. The original high street frontage has been restored, with missing historic features reinstated, along with surviving interior features. Existing screens have been refurbished and offer more generous leg-room, luxurious seats and new sound systems. The new passenger lift enables wheelchair access to more screens than before, including the premiere screen 1. Our clients have asked us to seek listed building status from Heritage England for this unique building to preserve the site for future generations.
Picturehouse, Fulham Road
Client: Picturehouse Location: South Kensington, London Project Value: £2.5m Screens: 6 Seats: 1000 Date: Completed December 2019
Earle Architects have carefully restored this landmark cinema to bring back the “period glamour of the 1930’s”. The cinemas boast over 1000 seats across 6 screens of varied sizes. There are 2 new restaurants that allow customers to enjoy a meal and drinks within a relaxed 1930’s type environment. The original interior decorative features such as “combed” plaster and sensuous curved and sleek lines have been reintroduced into the new interior. All auditoria has been stripped back to a shell before introducing new tiered seating with generous leg room and much improved sight lines. Externally we re-clad the prominent circular canopy in translucent glazing with bronze metalwork.
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Client: Picturehouse Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire Project Value: ÂŁTBA Screens: 5 Seats: 754 Date: November 2018
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Earle Architects were appointed to carry out a preliminary feasibility study for the conversion of the South Holland Centre into a cinema and multi-arts development. The centre is run by South Holland district council as a community orientated auditorium, hall and community centre. As part of the proposal the council and community will both parts of the building.
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Earle Architects examined the existing fabric of the building to propose a 5 screen, 754 seat cinema that includes a cafĂŠ, bar and community spaces. The proposed extensions to allow for the additional spaces would be sensitively designed, using existing materiality and texture with contemporary building techniques to blend the old and the new. Particular focus has been placed on enhancing the interior spaces and current poor sight lines.
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Picturehouse, Palmers Green
Client: Picturehouse Location: Palmers Green, London Project Value: Confidential Screens: 4 Seats: 572 Date: February 2019
Earle Architects were asked to carry out a feasbility study for a new 4 screen cinema in Palmers Green, London. The scheme worked with a series of challenging existing retail spaces to create the new cinema, cafe and bar. There was particular thought put into the technical requirements for this proposal due to the fact several of the screens were built ontop of seperate occupied retail demises.
Client: Picturehouse Location: Bristol Project Value: Confidential Screens: 6 Seats: 521 Date: June 2018 Earle Architects has been appointed by Cineworld Cinemas to conduct a preliminary feasibility study for The North Bath Site in Bishopston, Bristol to explore the feasibility of converting the abandoned developer-led scheme for a medical centre into a Picturehouse Cinema. Opened in 1915, The Bristol North Baths is a Grade II liested building that once included an annex for â€œslipper bathsâ€? that catered for individual bathing, as opposed to swimming in a group. In the winter of 1922, when the weather was too cold for swimming, the building was converted into a cinema. And what at first was tried as an experiment proved so successful that the building continued to function as a pool during summer and as a cinema in winter until 1936. The proposal aims to convert the previous heatlh centre project into a six screens Picturehouse Cinema with capacity of 521 seats, featuring a cafe/bar and restaurant.
Picturehouse, Crystal Palace
Client: Picturehouse Location: Crystal Palace Project Value: Confidential Screens: 6 Seats: 592 Date: September 2017
EXISTING PHONE BOX EXISTING LAMP POST RETRACTABLE CANOPY ABOVE
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NEW FENCE / GATE EXISTING TREE
EXISTING DATA CABINET TO BE RELOCATED
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PROJECTION SCREEN 5 58 & 1 Disabled
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PROJECTION SCREEN 1 170 & 2 Disabled
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The Rialto Cinema at 25 Church Road in Crystal Palace originally opened in 1928. It was designed by Australian architect Alfred Charles Matthews, and later reopened in 1950 after a redesign by leading cinema architect George Coles, whose cinema in Bromley Earle Architects converted and extended in 2019. After 1968 the building operated as a Bingo Hall until 2009 when the building was aquired by the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), taking it out of leisure use for the first time in over eighty years.
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Earle Architects were asked to propose a reconfiguration of the former Rialto Cinema in Crystal Palace, reinstating it as a new Picturehouse Cinema containing 6 Screens, Cafe/Bar, and four flats. The reconfiguration included internal remodelling and a series of extensions to achieve the intended programme.
Picturehouse, Hackney Screen 5
Client: Picturehouse Location: Hackney, London Project Value: ÂŁ224,000 Screens: 1 Seats: 59 Date: Completed February 2017 Hackney Picturehouse opened in 2011 as a 4 screen cinema and, thanks to its success, Earle Architects has been engaged twice to create additional screens; first the Lounge Screen (2014) and Screen 5 (2017) within under-used and back-of-house spaces. Screen 5 was created from a storage area on the first floor of the building and provides 59 luxury reclining seats and features stateof-the-art projection and surround sound technology. A new steel and oak staircase within a former lift shaft links the existing ground floor bar and foyer with the new screen.
Picturehouse, Hackney - Lounge Screen
Client: Picturehouse Location: Hackney, London Project Value: £65,000 Screens: 1 Seats: 24 Date: Completed November 2014
Picturehouses Ltd asked Earle Architects to install an experimental cinema screen into an underperforming bar space within Hackney Picturehouse. The concept was an informal space with a bar and comfortable ‘lounge’ seats, which feature tables and wine holders. The modest space has capacity for 24 people.
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Client: Picturehouse Location: Milton Keynes Project Value: Confidential Screens: 3 Seats: 329 Date: July 2014 Earle Architects were commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for a new 3 screen cinema near the existing MK Gallery as part of proposals to increase demand around the only contemporary visual arts organization within a 40-mile radius. Earle Architects presented various options with the director of the gallery and Picturehouses’ project manager. The size of the proposal takes into consideration the size of the population, using existing Picturehouse cinemas and their respective geographical locations as a benchmark. The spaces are arranged over a single floor. There is an opportunity to create a rooftop screen for special summer events. The design is conceived as a series of modular spaces that are held together by circulation zones - complementing the design of the MK Gallery and in the spirit of Picturehouse’s ‘Digital Box’ concept. The café/bar area is seen as a key point of entry into the building and a communal space for the gallery and cinema.
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Client: Cityscreen Location: Brixton, London Project Value: ÂŁ350,000 Screens: 5 Seats: 793 Date: August 2012 In 2008 Earle Architects was appointed to reconfigure the internal layout of the front-ofhouse areas including foyer, bar and kiosk areas. We were granted listing building consent and planning permission for this grade 2 listed building to allow for a new kitchen, seating areas, bars and combined ticket/concessions counter. The first floor cafe has been transformed to a cultural hub offering live music, comedy, and performance. Externally, we designed new signage to aid wayfinding and to knit the remodelled Ritzy with its extension. Earle Architects revisited the cinema in 2011 to install a 3D projection screen in the main auditorium, offering audiences the latest entertainment technology in a historic setting. Then in 2012, Earle Architects designed a partial infill of an existing floor void to increase the size of the venue and to make greater use of the adjacent external terrace by installing a series of glass doors.
Client: Cityscreen Location: Clapham, London Project Value: £234,000 Screens: 4 Seats: 564 Date: Completed January 2008
The Clapham Picturehouse first opened its doors in 1992 after the renovation of a Victorian snooker hall. In January 2007 Earle Architects were appointed to carry out a refurbishment of the interior and re-design of the exterior signage. At ���������������������������� the time of the project, cinemas were not as profitable as they have been in recent times and we made the design of an integrated bar a priority to help boost revenue. The refurbishment consisted of works �������������������� to the ground floor bar, lobby, foyer area and toilets. The efficient design successfully links the bar and cinema, maximises seating space and helps decrease running costs. The bar is well established as a venue in its own right and draws in visitors separate to the footfall of the cinema. The project was completed in December 2007 and paid for itself within the first year. Clapham is now Cityscreen’s most successful cinema in the UK.
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