Museum of the Moving Image, MOMI London

Museum of the Moving Image London, South Bank Centre Building, Architect, News, Photo

MOMI London

Museum of the Moving Image: Arts Development, UK – design by Avery Associates Architects

18 Jun 2012

Museum of the Moving Image

Design: Avery Associates Architects

Location: South Bank Arts Centre, London, England

Date: 1984-88

Museum of the Moving Image MOMI London Museum of the Moving Image MOMI London Museum of the Moving Image MOMI London
pictures courtesy of Avery Associates Architects

MOMI London

This world famous museum (MOMI) was built under a fast-track ‘design, manage and construct’ contract and the timetable from first instruction to submission for detailed planning was twelve weeks. The funding came entirely from private donations, sufficient at commencement for a simply serviced shell covering 3716m2, but as nobody was quite sure how successful the fund-raising would be, the design had to have the flexibility to grow incrementally during the construction process. It eventually grew to encompass a fully air-conditioned building covering 5110m2 with an additional undercroft, a small experimental cinema, and a temporary exhibitions gallery.

Sandwiched as it was above a car park and below the southern approach road to Waterloo Bridge, the site presented similar problems to an ‘air rights’ structure. The challenge was that the approach road was a thin, sloping, pre-stressed-concrete structure to which nothing of any weight could be attached and to which no part could be denied access for future inspection. It was also found to leak, resonate with traffic noise and move seasonally by as much as 100mm.

That such a site could be used at all for a museum is a testament to the skill of all those involved.

Museum of the Moving Image MOMI London Museum of the Moving Image MOMI London
pictures courtesy of Avery Associates Architects

MOMI London – Building Information

Title: Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank Arts Centre Date: 1984-88
Client: British Film Institute
Cost: £8m
Status: Completed

Awards
Civic Trust Award 1989
PA Award for Innovation 1988

Museum of the Moving Image images / information from Avery Associates Architects

Avery Associates


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

South Bank Centre Buildings

BFI IMAX
Avery Associates Architects
 BFI London IMAX
picture courtesy of Avery Associates Architects

BFI IMAX

Royal Festival Hall refurbishment, Southbank Centre
Allies and Morrison
Royal Festival Hall
image © Adrian Welch

Royal Festival Hall

Royal National Theatre
Denys Lasdun Architect
Royal National Theatre
photo © Adrian Welch

South Bank Centre Building : Royal National Theatre

Rambert South Bank Building
Design: Allies & Morrison
Rambert South Bank
picture from architects

Rambert South Bank

London Eye
London Eye
photo © Nick Weall
London Eye

MOMI London

London Architecture

London Architecture Walking Tours

London Architects

Southbank Centre London : Masterplan

Southwark Buildings

London Architects

Comments / photos for the Museum of the Moving Image LondonMOMI page welcome

Museum of the Moving Image – page