Are you an adventurous traveler, looking for somewhere interesting to stay while visiting London? A room with a view, perhaps?
Nothing would be more exciting, unusual or even poetic than staying in a ‘boat’, perched atop the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre. Commissioned by Living Architecture and Artangel, two of Britian’s leading cultural organizations, A Room for London is a unique installation that will be a part of the London 2012 Festival.
An iconic location in the capital, designers David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner built A Room for London with the intention of offering guests a place of refuge, unique perspective and a reflection amdist the cities flow of traffic. Whether you are sitting atop the lower or upper deck, by day or night, extraordinary panoramic views can be expected, stretching from Big Ben to St Paul’s cathedral.
The boat is full of nooks and crannies to explore, leaving guests with plenty to do. Climb ‘aboard’ and a nautical flag will be raised to indicate occupation. ‘Passengers’ aka guests will be invited to fill in a logbook on a ‘bridge.’ The logbook will detail their adventures aboard, not to mention their fresh perspective of London. Contemporary architecture has never been so playful, thought-provoking and interactive.
Guests will be able to spend a night in A Room for London from January to December 2012. Bookings for the room are currently available.
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Photo credit: Theresa Simon & Partners Ltd.